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Reviving College Park’s YouthWorks Program

Recently, I came to know that the youth / teens program that used to connect College Park’s youth seeking temporary work has not been active anymore.  The  program was mainly run by the staff working at the Youth and Family services.

According our staff, the program an for about 15 years, but has been inactive in recent years. The program was run mainly by staff through phone calls etc. and too much staff time was involved in this process. In the mean time,  the YFS staff has been assigned with other programs such as Lakeland STAR program etc. and it looks like we’ll need more staff time now to bring the program back again.

The program was a good one and it’s too bad it’s not active any more. I think we can sill revive the program, at least through a web base registry service model. In this model, teens providing service and interested residents seeking services can be connected, similar to what we currently do though our online rental property list service on our website .
If you have any other ideas, please let me know. Thank you!
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