DeKalb County Launches Huge Summer Work Program for Young People

May 8, 2020

DeKalb County's virtual career program looks to engage hundreds of young people.

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond gave details of the program to On Common Ground news.

The program, which runs from June 1 to July 31, will provide career development, education enrichment and summer income for 850 DeKalb County youths, ages 14 to 24. Participants will earn $9 per hour while learning online for 20 hours a week, Monday through Thursday.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has stifled America’s economy. The innovative partnership with the DeKalb County School District and Georgia Piedmont Technical College inspired us to reimagine our summer jobs program as a virtual career academy. By working together we have created much-needed employment and career development opportunities for our youth,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said.

DeKalb County residents ages 14-24 are eligible and will be randomly selected from those that apply. More detail click here..