Chicago's Mayor Daley and the state of Illinois have declared September "Jobs for Youth month to celebrate what the program does for the community.
Statistics on the program:
It is reported that, in Chicago, nearly 100,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and jobless.
Once kids completed the Jobs for Youth program, 50 percent of them found a job in less than two months.
Jobs for Youth targets is low-income families and disadvantaged children, and it has been said many times that the answer to curbing the violence that plagues neighborhoods is jobs.
For more information, www.JFYchicago.org.