Dedham Youth Commission staff will be riding a stationary bike all day Thursday, March 21, to raise awareness for its “Jog for Jobs" event in May, which raises money to sponsor student internships this summer.
The commission hopes to raise at least $500 on Thursday, which would sponsor one student internship this summer.
Staff members will be sporting 1980s athletic apparel, such as double striped tube socks and headbands.
Dedham was recognized as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance in 2012. One of the reasons why Dedham earned this award was due to the tremendous support its youth receive from community organizations and businesses.
What is “Jog for Jobs?”
The goal of “Jog for Jobs” is to gather community organizations and businesses in an effort to sponsor summer paid internships for Dedham Youth. The commission is asking organizations or businesses to sponsor a paid internship for a teen by raising and donating $500. Then, sponsors will jog a mile on the Dedham High School Track May 4. T-Shirts will be provided.
How can my organization or business raise the $500?
One idea is to ask employees, organization members, or patrons to make a donation in an effort to raise the $500.
Why should my organization or business participate?
Your donation of $500 will help the Youth Commission place a teenager in a month long internship this summer. Better yet, the internship could take place at your business or organization. Now that’s a “win win” situation. Also, at the May 4 event, which is open to the public and will be covered by the local press, you can have a table or tent where you can display your current products and programs.
"Jog for Jobs" will also feature a live DJ, local student bands and a teen led Fashion Show regarding professional dress code.
The Youth Commission will place students in summer internships from July 8-August 2 for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Each student will be trained on professional attitude, proper dress code and work place etiquette. .
For more information, call the DYC office at 781-326-3120 or email email@example.com.