District’s Summer Youth Jobs Program off to Rough Start for Some

June 29, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) —  On Monday morning, William Perry did as he was told, reporting for work at the Benning Park Recreation Center in Southeast Washington.

But Perry and his friends, participants in the District’s Summer Youth Employment Program, were told, he said, that they weren’t needed, because the center had too many workers. Then, he said, they were told that there was a possibility of working at the Sherwood Recreation Center in Northeast, but that turned out to have more workers than needed, too. After that, they were sent to Gallaudet University and were told to call the program’s office Tuesday at 6 a.m. to find out where to go next.

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