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City announces new summer program for youth

Posted: 6:25 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 09:26:49-04

BALTIMORE — The city is spending more than $31 million on a new program called Summerscape Baltimore.

The program is for youth between ages four and 21. It offers several opportunities including camp activities, art and stem learning, and college and career readiness.

"Summerscape Baltimore is just the kind of thing we need for our city, for our young people and for our future," said Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. "We are thrilled to be part of it."

YouthWorks is also part of the program.

About 8,000 of the 11,000 teens that applied for a job will work at 700 various places around the city. With YouthWorks starting in six weeks, the city hopes there will be more contributions to help get more youth working this summer.