Quoting acting education secretary John B. King, in an article about a federal proposal to create part-time jobs and apprenticeships for young Americans, today's Washington Post highlighted the findings of Dr. Sara Heller's study on the effects of summer jobs on youths in Chicago:
“First jobs have the incredible power to set young people on a path to productivity and success, and away from bad outcomes in their lives,” said acting education secretary John B. King.
King said summer opportunities diverted youths from criminal activity. He cited a study of Chicago’s One Summer program that linked the program to a 43 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests.
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