June 28, 2007
This week 33 students will begin a summer internship program where they'll shadow city workers.
Many of the students are underprivileged and this program is one way the city is helping them to get off the streets and back on track towards a brighter future.
“I think its real helpful, because there can be other kids out there gang banging or robbing stores or something like that, but I think they're helping us staying out of trouble having something for us to do like when we wake up in the morning so we don't have to go out in the street and hang out all day,” said Sheik Wearing, an eighth grader at Buford Middle School.
The interns will work 18 hours a week for six weeks, but the even better news is it's a paid internship, so they'll pocket a hundred bucks a week for their work.