GR Summer Jobs Journal '12

See how Grand Rapids area youth are spending their summer!

Working with your hands

on August 2, 2012

Young people at Wedgwood Christian Services are learning what it is like to work in landscaping this summer. Along with getting their hands a little dirty, youth workers are also being trained in work responsibilities, job skills and how to obtain and keep employment.

About 25 young people are employed at Wedgwood as a result of the W. K. Kellogg Youth Employment grant. These workers are on the clock 20-25 hours a week and work with a supervisor in small groups of 3-4 whenever they are on the job. Work responsibilities include mowing lawns, edging, laying down mulch and sod, making tables and dog houses, and even washing cars.

Checkout what three Wedgwood employees have to say about their summer experience!

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