Summer Youth Employment Program
Nearly 40 local high school students, between the ages of 16 to 18, are participating in a summer employment program hosted by the Stark County Community Action Agency. In collaboration with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, the program aims to provide students with soft-skills and leadership training. Strengthening Stark, along with many other Stark County businesses and organizations, committed to hire a student and expose them to business concepts, training and mentoring. The goal by the end of the summer is to ensure the students know what it takes to work for a Stark County business, acquire the skills needed to work within a corporate, nonprofit, education or government environment while developing lasting relationships with their host employer.
Karief Culler, an incoming junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is part of the program and is working alongside the Strengthening Stark team this summer. He loves architecture, graphic design and football. He joined the team in June and will work 30 hours a week until August 9, helping with social media, graphic design projects and the Stark Business911 platform.
Join us in welcoming Karief Culler!