Youth Program Participant

Grade :12

School Attending : Knox Central

KCEOC Program Participating in : In School Youth Program working at Southern Tanz

What has been the biggest benefit of participating in the program for you?

I feel like this is maturing me. It’s showing me what the real world is about.  Since I’m about to graduate and go off to college, I need something to show me. Before work, I wasn’t doing anything and now I’m doing something. 

What is your favorite part of the program? 

Going to work and the pay checks is good

Would you recommend this program to others? Why or Why not? 

It is a very good program to mature in.  If you’ve never had job experience and you fill out job applications, no one will hire you; no one ever hired me.  Then I went through you guys and so I feel like you are helping us to get experience; ready for a real job

Future Goals : 

Graduate high school, go to college to be a dentist and keep working here at Southern Tanz

 

 

Youth Program Employer

Name : Jennifer Gambrel- Owner Southern Tanz

303 Daniel Boone Dr, Barbourville, KY 606-536-3062 Facebook.com/southerntanz

Tanning, Hair Salon, Movie Rental, Formal Wear

KCEOC Program Participating in : In School Youth Work Site Provider

 

What has been the biggest benefit of participating in the program for you?

The fact that they [students] are here to help out the small businesses; financially it helps.  We do not have to pay for the labor. 

What is your favorite part of the program? 

Aside from the financial part, working with high schoolers, you get word of mouth publicity through the high school, their friends and their parents.  You get to learn from them and working with the counselors, like you, and what programs like this have to offer. 

Would you recommend this program to others? Why or Why not?

Oh, yeah, it’s such a help.  Starting out as a small business, a new business, there is no way I could afford financially to hire staff, therefore, they’re here to help me and basically do whatever I ask them. That’s good. 

What recommendations for do you have for other businesses signing up for the program?

Make sure everything is up front; they need to understand your rules and what your expectations are.