'Earn and Learn' program participants recognized for their achievements

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, along with Employ Milwaukee, highlighted all the work done through this year's summer "Earn and Learn" program participants. 

"Earn and Learn" was created to assist young people from Milwaukee in making a successful transition from adolescence into adulthood through job skills and work experience. 

One of the major highlights was community-based organizations helping to keep the employment program going, including going virtual. 

"We used them to communicate, promote, assist, us in having the young people who apply as well as turning around the program in a week from a face-to-face process to a virtual process and teaching young people how to upload documents to make them eligible to work," said Employ Milwaukee's Director of Programs, Toni White. 

Forty local organizations and 423 youth participated in this summer's "Earn and Learn" program. 

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