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Summer jobs help youths make transition

Harley Moak and Stephanie Birrell get breakfast ready at Cheryl's Lodge in Clifton Park on Thursday morning. Both Moak and Birrell are with the Summer Youth Works Program.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Harley Moak and Stephanie Birrell get breakfast ready at Cheryl's Lodge in Clifton Park on Thursday morning. Both Moak and Birrell are with the Summer Youth Works Program.
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A summer job can mean money, experience and a reason to get up in the morning. It can also mean the first significant responsibility in the life of a teenager, like 14-year-old Jewellz Mora of Clifton Park. Through the Saratoga County Summer Youth Employment Program, he is spending the season cleaning out classrooms at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. “I’ve never had responsibility like this,” Mora said. “I will be able to get a better ...


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