President Obama recently announced his Administration’s plan to support young people across the country during the summer.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is launching a new initiative, Summer Opportunity AmeriCorps, to build on existing national service programs that address this summer gap. This program will help young people, including high school students, who serve their communities earn money for college.
Summer Opportunity AmeriCorps recognizes the potential of all youth to contribute in meaningful ways to communities across the country through volunteer service.
The program is committing up to $15 million over the next three years in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards. The program will help youth learn critical skills, such as project management and teamwork. And, in return, they may earn money to help them advance their education.
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