Summer Youth Programs


Summertime, kids are out of school, weather is beautiful, and with longer daylight hours, this is when police see an increase in juvenile crime. During June 15th’s Commission Meeting, I brought forward a motion to discuss implementing summer employment/internship programs for youth in Broward County. With the Commission’s unanimous support, I requested setting aside up to one million dollars to fund programs and/or give additional funding to similar programs already in place in Broward.  We also need Businesses to step up and partner with us in providing mentorship and internship programs not just during the summer, but throughout the year.