It’s that time of the year and the City of Savannah is already gearing up for the annual Summer 500 Program.
The program is now in its fourth year and it offers jobs, life skills and education to local high school students.
“It’s an investment and we know it will pay off well. Many of the young people who have been involved in Summer 500 have actually landed permanent jobs at those locations and that is a testimony in them and their potential,” said Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools.
One of the goal’s of the Summer 500 Program is to keep hundreds of young people engaged during the summer by offering employment opportunities throughout the city.
It’s something City Officials say can be a positive contributor to decreasing crime in the community.
“Statistical analysis around the country shows that when our kids, their time and their mind is occupied, then it is a less opportunity for them to get involved in the things they shouldn’t get involved in, so we are very happy to see a program like this,” said Savannah Chief Police Roy Minter.
Students and businesses interested in participating in the Summer 500 Program can apply here.
The deadline to apply is March 31st.