Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Literature and Media on the fight for youth jobs


Activists demand "Youth jobs now!"

Teens march for job funds

Youth Rally at City Hall 3/27/10

YOUTH RALLY CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF FUNDING FOR TEEN JOBS PROGRAMS: Hundreds of teens and youth advocates gathered Thursday for a protest a proposed cut to two programs that provide jobs for young people. After rallying outside the State House, the protesters filled Gardner Auditorium and heard from teenagers who have benefited from jobs obtained through the state-funded programs, YouthWorks and School to Career Connecting Activities. Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz, Rep. Martin Walsh and Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry spoke in favor of restoring the funds. Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed slashing to $4 million from $8 million in this fiscal year’s budget. 02-18-10

Tough times needn’t mean youth job cuts
news article

Boston Globe article

Teens march to decry cuts in summer jobs

Protesters link youth idleness to deadly violence

Youths rally for jobs at Statehouse

YouthWorks funding urged

Youth from Across Massachusetts March on Statehouse to Save Youth Jobs Facing 50% Cut in Funding

March Begins at 1:30 at Park Street Station 3:30 Indoor Rally at State House

Video Links

news interview from two students who have benefited from the program and are involved in upcoming protests to secure jobs

Teens Rally Against Cuts in Jobs Programs
Video testimonies

Youth Rally for Jobs Funding
Informal interviews from students and city councils

Teens Look for Jobs and Funding
Job Fair interviews with GOTCHA, Private Industry Council and teens

No comments:

Post a Comment