FREE SPEECH ZONE | Teens Looking for JOBS, Are JOBS Looking for Them?

Some teens struggle with money throughout their lives, and some struggle to help their families. As a society, how do we help? Due to our economy and the recession, there are not too many jobs in Minneapolis for teens.  But thanks to some special programs, there are unique opportunities for teens to work during the summer.  “Most people don’t know is that the City of Minneapolis has had a summer youth employment program since the mid-1970’s giving thousands of youth jobs,” said Tammy Dickinson, an employee of Minneapolis’ Step-UP Program.   In 2004, Mayor Rybak and his partner, Richard Davis, began Step-Up, a summer youth employment program. This is one program out of many more that has given and continues to give thousands of teens the opportunity to be employed. Free Speech ZoneThe Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. Continue Reading