[Lack of summer jobs for urban youth]
Original Airdate: 7/12/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Marcus Jones reports on the lack of summer jobs for urban youth. Marcus Jones notes that many teenagers try to find summer jobs through the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club. Marcus Jones interviews Laurence Jones (Director, Roxbury Boys and Girls Club). Laurence Jones says that many teenagers are not working this summer because there are not enough jobs. Laurence Jones says that many kids may turn to drugs and crime in order to make money to supplement their families' incomes. Laurence Jones talks about the importance of summer jobs for teenagers. Laurence Jones adds that summer jobs can help teenagers break out of the cycle of poverty. Marcus Jones reports that the private sector has not provided as many summer jobs this year as in previous years. He adds that the city has increased funding, but that there are not enough jobs to go around. Marcus Jones reports that Laurence Jones believes that the city will see long-term benefits from providing summer jobs to teenagers. Marcus Jones' report is accompanied by footage of African American kids and teenagers participating in activities at the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club. Young people play in a gymnasium and work on computers. Marcus Jones' report also features footage of Laurence Jones speaking to teenagers in his office at the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club. This tape includes additional footage of African American young people playing in the gymnasium and working on computers at the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club.
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Roxbury Boys and Girls Club
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Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
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News - Television
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