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Summer Youth Jobs Program Benefits County

Hundreds of local students and young adults have participated in a summer employment program at the Jersey Shore providing them with both needed income and valuable work place experience.

Wawa employed approximately 150 area youths in the program in 2019 providing financial support for transportation as well the job coaching necessary for job success. Working with the Cumberland County Technical Education Center, Morey’s Pier employed 13 students in summer 2019.

“Working with county agencies such as the Cumberland County Department of Workforce Development, the Cumberland County Empowerment Zone, as well as our local high schools, we have formed a great partnership with…Wawa and Morey’s Pier,” said Deputy Freeholder Director Darlene Barber. “Since our partnership with Wawa began 20 years ago, hundreds of local youths have successfully held summer positions at 14 participating Wawa stores from Ventnor to Cape May.

“Summer employment provides many of our youth with both needed financial support and critically important experience and skills to enable them to pursue successful careers after they complete their schooling. We hope to continue to expand the program with additional partners in the years to come.”