Young Kansas City residents seeking a summer job may be in luck, as the State of Missouri has announced a state-funded program to provide paid internships for up to 4,800 people.
The jobs will focus on the construction, engineering and conservation industries, however positions in other fields will be available. The state program is for those from low-income families between the ages of 14 and 24.
In the wake of education budget cuts for the state of Missouri, Governer Nixon and Representative Cleaver should be commended on a program that helps young residents find summer jobs and earn some money. While boosting the economy, the program will help kids earn money and get a head start on their future.