From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people - 6,200 - gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville last summer as part of the SummerWorks program.
Earlier this week, Mayor Fischer stopped by the Humana Digital Experience Center to visit with their group of 2016 SummerWorks interns. He offered them words of encouragement and emphasized how important a summer job can be in the life of a young person. Mayor Fischer also acknowledged the program's consistent growth since its first summer in 2011.
"In our first summer we had 200 kids go to work in the community, and this year in 2016, through the support of wonderful companies like Humana, I'm pleased to announce that we're going to have more than 2,700 youth in our community participate in our SummerWorks program."
Mayor Fischer reminded the group that the SummerWorks program doesn't just help young people begin their careers - it also plays a important role in developing the city's future workforce and addressing structural inequalities.
See media coverage of the day below.