Milwaukee’s Earn and Learn program pays a visit to the Milwaukee Times offices

July 16, 2015
Youth participating in the city of Milwaukee’s “Summer Earn and Learn Program” visited the offices of The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper on July 9 as part of a lesson on small business. Pictured (from left) are Aleczander Crosby, HOPE Christian High School; Jakobie Davis, Messmer High School; Anon Crosby, HOPE Christian High School; and Octavis Hicks, Texas Bufkin Christian Academy, led by Dr. Andrew Calhoun of Grace Fellowship Church. They met with Times contributor Jacquelyn Heath. The summer job program includes two days of community work service, a day of visiting employers and educational institutions as well as a day of learning socalled ‘soft job skills’ for proper decorum in the workplace environment. During their visit to the Times, the students were told about the importance of education, a course of study that will lead to a degree, and career paths where employers are likely to be hiring in the future.