More Than a Salary: Summer Job Provides Important Lessons on Work and Life

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When Myles Davis found out about Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Internship Program — a component of the Mayor’s Earn & Learn Program that enables students to work for one of 13 city departments — he jumped at the opportunity.

“I was about to graduate from high school and I didn’t want to be broke during the summertime,” recalled Davis, who is currently a freshman who plans to major in musical theater at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. “I needed some cash. I had just got my driver’s license and had to put gas in the car.”

It was spring . . .

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