As expected, Summit County Council accepted $1.2 million in federal dollars to restart the Summer Youth Employment Program.
The jobs program got no money last year, and this year's figure is half of the $2.3 million dollars the county got in 2010.
Previous workers are already trying to get on board.
University of Akron sophomore Darius Burley supervised 10 young people before, helping West Akron seniors in an "Adopt a Neighborhood" program.
"We went in and introduced ourselves to them, and got like our work schedule built up," Burley tells AkronNewsNow.com about his previous experience. "Did garage cleanup, attic cleanup, basement cleanup, and a lot of the yard work...cutting their grass, because of a lot of them were older and weren't able to get out and do stuff like that."
Burley showed up Monday at County Council, asking council members how he could get into the jobs program again. He got help after the meeting.
Over 600 youths will be able to get summer jobs - their families are receiving state aid such as Temporary Assistance To Needy Families or the Ohio Works First program.
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