Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465
The C.A.R.E. (Career Awareness Related Experience) summer program's online application is now open! The C.A.R.E. Summer Program is for 14- to 19- year olds (must be 14 by January 1, 2014) who live within Columbia City limits and/or attend a Columbia School.
The online application is available through Friday, January 31. To apply, visit https://www.gocomojobs.com/postings/8979. The Armory's computer lab (701 East Ash) is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. to complete the online application if needed.
C.A.R.E., which began in 1982, is a comprehensive program for Columbia's at-risk youth that includes paid real-world hands-on experience, mentoring, life skills training, and tutoring. The C.A.R.E. program's goal is for Columbia's youth to be ready to enter the workforce and become productive, self-sufficient citizens. Communities benefit greatly when their youth are prepared to become productive adults.
Youth lacking in employment experience and life skills can lead to unemployment and underemployment, which can lead to increased crime, adolescent pregnancy, alcoholism, drug addiction, and dependence upon government assistance. Unemployed individuals are unable to contribute to public tax rolls, which lowers the community tax base. Taxpayers then must cover the costs of the resulting government assistance.
Important Summer Program Dates
For more information, please contact Ron Schmidt, C.A.R.E. Supervisor, at 874-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.