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Green and Project One to kick off 2009 Summer Jobs Program on Saturday, April 11th

Tuesday April 7, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

At a time when the economy is tight, never has there been a greater challenge for Project One, Inc. The organizations goal for the last 24 years is to find summer jobs for young people in the Metro Louisville area. The effort will continue on Saturday, April 11th.

“Project One has placed over 10,000 young people in meaningful jobs since 1985,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1. “I am happy to help them continue that good work, it is a top priority.”

The kickoff will get underway on Saturday at The Lyles Mall, 2600 West Broadway, Suite 301. The Press Conference explaining this year’s goals will start at 11:00 am. The Youth Recruitment and Orientation of the Project One, Inc. programs for Summer Jobs and their Summer Academic and Career Camp will take place at 12:00 (Noon). The event will end at 1:00 pm.

Louisville Metro Police Robert White and Joe Reagan, President of Greater Louisville Inc will be on hand.

“Our focus this year is 1,000 kids in meaningful jobs,” says Green. “This is our opportunity to give a young person the chance of a lifetime, a lifetime of success.”

Working with local employers, Project One to provide educational and employment opportunities for teens 13-15 and 16-24 in the community during the Summer months. The group also organizes and year round activities.

“I want to encourage local employers to embrace this program. Their involvement will show our youth and the community the American system at work when you give a young man or woman an opportunity to earn money, often needed desperately at home money, it can make a difference between staying in school or dropping out,” says Green. “In return, employers will benefit from a reliable, receptive and motivated worker.”

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For further information, contact Dr. Charles J. King, Jr. at Project One, Inc. 778-1003. Dr. King’s email address is kingcmep1@aol.com.

Sponsor:
Judith Green (D) 1