New Partnerships Double Size of Tallahassee Summer Jobs for Youth Program

May 25, 2017

The City of Tallahassee’s summer jobs program for youth has doubled in size this year because of the addition of more than two-dozen new employers.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and several Future Leaders Academy partners in front of City Hall.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said that means a lot more students working this summer.

“The 100 jobs that were created within the government, we’ve got another 100 jobs – positions – that have been created in the private sector,” he announced during Thursday’s (5/25) program announcement in front of City Hall.

Among the new partners, Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union where C.E.O. Lisa Brown said there will be education as well as work for the participating students.

“We’ll be covering topics like budgeting, the appropriate use of credit, identity theft and the importance of savings.”

Florida A&M University Dean of Students Dr. Angela Alvarado Coleman said her institution will be teaching as well.

“(There will be) Important interpersonal skills such as social responsibility, integrity, independence and enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence,” she said, lending more credence to the program’s title, “Future Leaders Academy.”