Baltimore Mayor announces new summer internship program for city students, Baltimore Tracks – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – For years, Baltimore has invested in technology for the youth of the region. Now they can start learning how to make a living with a new summer camp called Baltimore Tracks.
“This 6-week paid work experience will give children training and support as they are exposed to the areas needed to be successful in the tech industry,” Mayor Brandon Scott told media.
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Putting young people in Baltimore first has been one of the city council’s priorities, especially during the pandemic through distance education and the provision of meals. This opportunity is no different.
The summer internship was announced Monday with a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Pass It On and others to make the tech industry more diverse and equitable.
“I look forward to my tech internship this summer and continue to improve my tech and business skills,” said Theodore Bailey, a Baltimore City student.
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Mayor Scott said there has been a 20 percent growth in YouthWorkds jobs. The mayor held his first youth summit to talk about improving education, career development and ways to make the city safer on Saturday.
“We need courses that help you manage, build your credit, why credit is so important, how to start a business. We need to make education a better match for those careers that young people really want to pursue, ”said Tayonna from Baltimore.
Bridging the gap in society will take years of development, but this program opens the door and it is the start of a brighter future. The city is also working to create 51 recreation centers, up from 40 years ago.
“It’s just on display in general,” said Professor Willie Sanders, founder of Pass It On. “Our youth work does a great job providing this opportunity, but it takes it to the next level.”
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