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Forsyth County Sheriff's Office summer jobs program helps teens find work

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office team aims to help teenagers get off the street over the summer and provide jobs.

That’s possible through their summer jobs program partnership with local businesses, This year, Fuel Fitness is part of the program.

General Manager for Fuel Fitness Dylan McDonald is offering a large space for teenagers to have their first summer job. 

McDonald says this could jumpstart their career.

“These kids just need a chance, and I think a lot of the times that are overlooked,” McDonald.

McDonald wants to make a difference, which is why he signed up for the FCSO Summer Jobs Program. 

It’s a program that aims to help teenagers 15 years old and up get a summer job.

“Being able to apply and have that on their resume or on their application … shows that they work and that they are responsible for their time,” McDonald said.

This is the second year of this initiative. 

Last year, the program began on a small scale, grappling with the challenges of having only eight business partners and a limited number of job openings.

This year, the program is expanding. Right now, the program has more than 20 job openings. 

Shelley Whitman with the FCSO hopes the initiative steers teenagers onto the right path in their lives. 

“The goal for this program is to simply have our teens busy, to have them off the streets, to have them be productive and to hopefully find them rewarding careers that last their life,” Whitman said.

That reward could be at any local business with a team willing to teach. 

]The FCSO is currently looking for teenagers who need a job.

The process is easy. Parents will have to contact the sheriff’s office, and then the team will find a business that matches the teen’s job interest and connect you with them. 

If you want to sign up, call the number (336) 917-7001 or email 

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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