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IMAGE Youth Work Learn program at Oneida Nation gives youth glance at working world

Youth Work Learn: Life Lessons


Summer. Before you know it that perennial time of leisurely sauntering, reading, hiking, beaching … well you get the idea... will be here.

But as most know, such pleasurable pursuits are relegated to off hours after the day’s work is done. And so it was for the participants in the Nation’s annual Youth Work Learn (YWL) program, who could be found around the Nation viably employed from SāvOns and the Sportsplex to Shako:wi Cultural Center and the Recreation Center and beyond.

Thirteen youngsters joined the legion of past participants in the 23-year-old, six-week-long program. Earning résumé quality experience, the kids learned the rules of the work world and the rewards of their own paycheck. ...
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