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Donovan Lee-Sin and Soley Gonzalez: Help At Risk Youth Find Summer Jobs

Episode 463: 04-26-18

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Jim Fried of Fried On Business talks to Donovan Lee-Sin, Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement for The Children’s Trust, Miami, FL

Donovan’s team manages investments in youth enrichment programs, service partnerships, The Children’s Trust 211 Helpline and community engagement by emphasizing collaboration and partnership, helping to foster a network of services that support children and families most in need and to promote sustainable change across the community.

The Summer Youth Internship Program of the Trust intends to enroll a minimum of 1,450 youth who will be recruited through Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Reasonable efforts will be made to enroll at least 100 youth per county commission district.

Program participants will work 30 hours per week and receive a stipend of $1,321 over five weeks. In addition to receiving a stipend, participants will earn high school course credits and be given the opportunity to earn college credits. Other services offered include, but are not limited to, internship sessions for youth, parents and internship providers, soft skills training and transportation assistance.

Joining Donovan is Soley Gonzalez, who handles Community Relations at South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union.

Jim, Donovan and Soley discuss how important Jim’s summer jobs were to him and why everyone should participate in this program if they can.

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