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88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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"Be Heard": Milwaukee's Earn And Learn Program

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Listen: Yesterday, at Manpower Inc.'s downtown headquarters along the Milwaukee river, 300 teens gathered to kick off the first day of the rest of their summer. They observed a short program, followed by an orientation session for the jobs they received from the Milwaukee City's Earn and Learn Program. Some looked eager, some sleepy, some nervous, but all grateful to have a chance to have a job.

This year, Earn And Learn doubled last year's total, providing 3000 teens summer jobs with the city government, community and faith-based organizations, as well as businesses in the private sector. For most, it's an amazing opportunity to gain experience, make some money, and stay busy over the summer. Take a listen:

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You can find more information on Earn and Learn Milwaukee at their website.

Produced by: Adam Carr