The Columbia Chronicle

Summer program aims to decrease youth unemployment, violence on South Side

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 16, 2012

The summer season has a radiance not present during other times of the year. That radiance leads many to spend the waning days of spring longing for months spent in the sun. But there are dangers inherent in the summer, particularly for youths, as a result of excess free time and subsequent violence among young people.In an effort to combat this problem, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle anno...

Millennials’ new take on adulthood

By BenitaZepeda

March 7, 2011

The traditional model of adulthood for many is as follows: Graduate high school, go to college, find a partner to start a long-term relationship, graduate college, land the perfect job and live happily ever after. For centuries it seems that society is obsessed with what should come next.However, as Generation Y, or Millennials, start to propel through each transition life throws at them, this traditional model is fading. O...

Youth employment hits a new low

By SpencerRoush

February 1, 2010

Many high school and college students seek part-time work to help support their families and pay rent. Others search for minimum-wage employment just to have some spending money for their weekend escapades. However, finding a 20-hour-per-week job has become increasingly difficult and has led to a record low ofyouth employment.According to a report commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, the national teen employment rate fell to ...

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