STL Youth Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Officials, Community Groups Celebrate Summer Jobs Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-officials-community-groups-celebrate-summer-jobs-program <p>Sharon Holbrooks is with the <a href="http://monsanto Family YMCA branch">Monsanto Family YMCA branch</a> in north St. Louis City and can remember when a young &nbsp;woman showed up for her first day at work this summer.</p><p>“She was just all over the place, you know, just kind of wild and crazy,” Holbrooks says.&nbsp; “You know, this is just not going to work.”&nbsp;</p><p>That same young woman is now interviewing for a fulltime job at that same YMCA branch.</p><p>“She was just wonderful,” Holbrooks says.&nbsp; &nbsp;“She’s actually doing some volunteer work for us, as well.”</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:49:19 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Officials, Community Groups Celebrate Summer Jobs Program Federal Officials Urge Expansion Of Successful STL Youth Jobs Initiative To Veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-officials-urge-expansion-successful-stl-youth-jobs-initiative-veterans <p>At first glance, veterans of the post 9/11 wars and St. Louis youth in high crime neighborhoods don&#39;t have much in common. But two things unite them: both are considered at-risk and both can have a tough time finding jobs.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:27:21 +0000 Alex Heuer 28482 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Officials Urge Expansion Of Successful STL Youth Jobs Initiative To Veterans