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SNN: Wyoming Summer Jobs

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Teen Outreach, which meets weekly during the school year, is helping students bridge the time between graduation and college in beneficial ways.

Zayveon Hymon is spending the summer on a construction crew, doing minor repairs, major projects and gaining valuable experience before moving on to college and careers. For Twenty hours a week he learns to use the tools of the trade and build his résumés alongside Dale Cross, owner of Wyoming-based Sarge Construction.

Cross says Zayveon’s a good worker, always asking what he can do next and lending a helping hand. The student worker is using skills he learned through Teen Outreach in real employment.

Teen Outreach is a leadership program students attend at Wyoming High School. It covers life-skills development, summer job placement and community service.

Other Team Outreach students are working at Goodwill Industries, Bethany Christian Services and Wyoming Public Schools.

Zayveon graduated in May and will attend Olivet Nazarene University in the fall. He plans to study business management and accounting and hopes to run his own construction business one day.

Read about what other students and educators are doing between school years in the Summertime Journal series on schoolnewsnetwork.org.

Joy Walczak reporting for School News Network.