Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey attended the kickoff of the 2010 Youth Summer Work Experience on Monday.
The event was held at the Olivet Baptist Church’s Fellowship (assembly) Hall. The six week program will include nine Southeast Tennessee Counties.
The program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to develop leadership and work readiness skills as participating youths will be placed within government departments, area schools and nonprofit agencies.
Approximately 400 youths were expected to enroll in the program through the Tennessee Career Center.