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City youth participating in program

PASCAGOULA — The City of Pascagoula is once again participating in the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corp Program.

The Urban Youth Corps Program is a youth employment and training service program, established to: offer meaningful full-time or productive summer work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, inclusive, in transportation-related settings; give the participants a mix of work experience and on-the-job training that includes a minimum of 10 percent of the participants’ time for basic life skills, education, training, safety, etc.; and, provide the youths with an opportunity to develop citizenship values and skills through service to their communities and the state of Mississippi.

The program utilizes federal Transportation Enhancement Program funds. Suggested activities for Urban Youth Corps projects include: providing facilities for pedestrians and bicycles; landscaping and scenic beautification within highway rights-of-way or in proximity to transportation facilities; preservation or rehabilitation of historic markers, buildings, structures, or facilities having significance to transportation; and, preservation of abandoned railway corridors.

Kevin Hall is supervising this year’s Pascagoula team, which has been keeping them busy beautifying the downtown area, Market Street and all around Pascagoula. The participants are (Brandon Ward, Cole Fulton, Gary Givens, Christian May and Sam Breedan.

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