Youth employment program offers mentors, life skills

Alexandrie Lintz-Suarez was among 40 youth participants working on campus this summer as part of U-M’s Summer Youth Employment Program. U-M’s Poverty Solutions, a major U-M initiative dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty, led the effort.

Partners included the Edward Ginsberg Center, Youth Policy Lab, University Human Resources and several community partners, including the Washtenaw County government and Michigan Works! Southeast.

The pilot, which expands an existing summer youth employment program in Washtenaw County to U-M, paired county youth ages 16-24 with faculty and staff to help them gain work experience, mentorship and life skills training.

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