Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown launched his teen summer-jobs program at the City’s downtown library on Monday.
Duval County students will receive job training and work experience through the program.
Mayor Brown talked to a huge room full of teenagers Monday morning.
“This is your launching pad. This is your opportunity to build on a strong foundation that you already have,” said Brown.
The Summer Jobs Program provides at least minimum-wage jobs to teenagers with the aim of developing young leaders and keeping juveniles out of the criminal justice system.