BALTIMORE — In a climate where homicides are so rampant in the city, it's good to hear about the programs that are improving the community and the young people within them.
Take the YH20 Water Mentoring program for example, it's put on by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and on Friday, they celebrated their 5th graduating class.
The program trains young adults for careers in the water industry. For those who've gone through the program, it means more than just preparing for a job.
"The training that we received in the YH2O program has lead us to jobs that we can be proud of. It has also helped us to become better women and men," said Alexander Sears, YH2O Class of 2019.
After completing the YH20 program, graduates will get a summer job with DPW and are then given the opportunity for full-time employment with the government or private companies.