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Program connects Overtown students with summer employers

Summer Jobs Connect Miami helped 225 lower-income young people find jobs and 100 of those youths were placed by the Overtown Youth Center.

High school students Hilairee Lubin and Andres Arcia are working this summer for an accounting firm. They got their jobs as part of a program that links youths ages 16 to 19, many from the Overtown area, with work opportunities with summer employers.

Hilairee, a rising junior at Booker T. Washington High School, works with the accounting team. The daughter of an accountant, she did not think she would like following in her mother’s footsteps until she started working at Gerson Preston.