Mayor Greg Fischer joined other community and business leaders this morning at Kentucky Kingdom, a SummerWorks Champion Employer, to announce another record-breaking year for the program.
Insider Louisville: "In Louisville, one high school junior has devised a plan to provide young women an opportunity to learn coding skills while networking with local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Insider Louisville: "University of Louisville incoming sophomore Ayona West, 18, in the last few weeks has witnessed a gallbladder surgery and medical staff scrambling to save the life of a patient whose heart had stopped.
Mayor Greg Fischer and other community leaders visited the Parklands Boys and Girls Club to meet with SummerWorks youth and officially kick off the 2017 season.
Over 90 youth and 27 employers from across the city came to the South Louisville Community Center yesterday for the SummerWorks 2017 Employment Expo.
On February 1, Mayor Fischer joined business, government, and non-profit leaders at Kindred Healthcare to announce the launch of the 2017 season of SummerWorks.
As we ramp up for another season of making connections, providing opportunities, and helping to prepare Louisville's youth for lifelong career success, we reflected back on 2016 and created our first-ever annual report.
Last Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that more than 4,200 young people ages 16-21 – many of them lower income or disadvantaged – were placed in jobs by SummerWorks this year. And more than 110 companies and organizations partnered with the city and KentuckianaWorks to provide those jobs.
Watch the full SummerWorks 2016 press conference below, which features remarks from Mayor Fischer, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Hargens, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. Kent Oyler, and some of the program's top employers and youth participants.
You can also scroll through a gallery of photos from the event below.
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.