Guests: Sara Heller, Paul Harrington, and Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend
Landing a summer job is tough for teenagers these days but it’s particularly challenging for disadvantaged youth. Only one in 10 if young African American men can find summer work. Researchers are discovering that even a short-term employment can make an enormous impact on the life of a teen. Today Marty sits down with three guests to talk about the job opportunities for young people in our region and about the important life skills they learn on the job. Our guests are SARA HELLER, assistant professor in criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, PAUL HARRINGTON, director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University, CHEKEMMA FULMORE-TOWNSEND, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network.