Forecaster: Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

“PORTLAND — Helping low-income youth find meaningful summer work that will help them build career skills is the goal of a new program focused on the city’s three public high schools.

Sponsored by the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, the Gateway to Opportunity program is providing paid internships to 45 students this summer.

The students will work 20 hours a week for six weeks at eight nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and the Greater Portland Council of Governments ….”

The John T. Gorman Foundation has been proud to support Gateway to Opportunity. Read more about this great program at The Forecaster