Off to College After a Great Summer Work Experience
Janaya Boddie, 17: Janaya has participated in the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program four years in a row. This year she has been working at the New Britain Town Hall where she has been offering support to various departments such as, Building, Environmental Health, Personnel and the Fire Department. Participating in the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program has afforded her the opportunity to try out different occupations. “I’ve gotten to sample different work experiences. Work experiences for young people allow them to figure out what they do and don’t like, and what they can and can’t do, she said. “I encourage other young people to participate.” Janaya is interested in going into Special Education and will be attending Liberty University in Virginia.