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Young people throughout the United States have felt the brunt of the slow economic recovery from the Great Recession. In fact, over the last several years, the youth unemployment rate has increased dramatically across the nation. For minority teens, it's far worse.
Some weekdays, Alicia Gunther, 17, works past midnight as a waitress at a New Jersey mall, and she readily admits that her work often hurts her grades and causes her to sleep through first period. Jason Ferry, a high school junior, loves working 30 hours a week as a cashier at a Connecticut supermarket, but he acknowledges that when he gets home from work at p. For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that it is great for teenagers like these to hold after-school jobs because they teach responsibility, provide pocket money and keep the teenagers out of trouble.
Kerion Washington, a year-old from Fort Worth, and Brandon Kobe Pierce, a year-old from Arlington, both said they were denied jobs because of how they wore their hair. Kerion, who has been growing shoulder-length dreadlocks for the past three years, was turned away because he refused to cut his hair, he told local NBC affiliate DFW. One day later, the second teen, Brandon, told local ABC affiliate WFAA he was looking to get his first real job and thought Six Flags would be a good place to work because his grandfather had worked there years ago. His mother, Connie Pierce, said she encouraged him to apply there.
In this position, the librarian will primarily staff the Youth Services desk but will be expected to develop and lead monthly programs and participate in outreach to schools and the community as possible. Consideration will be given to currently enrolled MLS students. Flexibility to work additional shifts is preferred.
The Ocean County Library connects people, builds community, and transforms lives through the power of information and the power of stories. We are the largest system in New Jersey serving a population ofresidents in the 32 municipalities that comprise our service area. Each year, the library circulates over 4.
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You are very comfortable relating to teens while simultaneously presenting yourself as a professional to adults. And that engagement will go both ways here. The Director of Teach NJ will manage community engagement, development initiatives and mobilization. The OU is at the forefront of advocacy work on both state….