Approximately 11,000 young adults and children in Washington, D.C. will have the opportunity of joining the summer jobs program supported by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), starting on Monday.
The initiative, Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP), will be marking its 40th year this summer, as it is teaming up with the OCC.
On its website, the MBSYEP explained that the six-week program, consisting of 29 work days, would take place between June 24 and August 2, 2019.
The OCC announced its High School Scholars Internship Program earlier this week that included city officials and 85 young participants.
When asked by WTOP about what she was hoping to gain through the program, 17-year-old Aliyah Clark said “A whole new different view of everything.”
“I feel like my perspective will be different about the world. I am ready to start the program,” she continued. “I’m ready to learn new things like dealing with accounting and finance, and how to invest my money, and things like that.”
"The veteran of two previous years with D.C.’s summer jobs program has high expectations for what she’ll get out of the 2019 six-week internship that she will attend Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., where she will get paid $20 an hour."https://t.co/dEVGLgLQ5Y
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 20, 2019
A majority of the program’s participants are full-time students (over 9,000), while more than 400 are part-time students and 1,393 are not attending school.
The top five industries, for which the program gives employment, are as follows:
Education and Training
Office & Administrative Service
Sports and Physical Education
The participants will be able to work in private sector, federal government, D.C. government, public schools, charter schools, private schools / universities and community-based / non-profit.