Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other community leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the success of the summer YouthWorks program, which officials said employed over 8,000 youth this year.
" Participants are building their technology skills, including computer programming, front-end web development, video game development and Microsoft certifications," officials said in a press release.
The YouthWorks program employees city teenagers in a variety of fields, including healthcare, construction, finance, tourism and the arts.
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At Union Baptist Church, where the mayor toured Wednesday, students learned computer programming at a CodeWorks summer program site.