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Summer Youth Employment Program connects high school students with jobs, academic advancement

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It’s the classic chicken-or-the-egg scenario: how do you get employment experience without a job, and how do you get a job without employment experience?

“You get it through the Summer Youth Employment Program,” Alicia Modestino, an associate professor of economics in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, said in welcoming the program participants to the university’s Boston campus on Tuesday.  

“It helps you get this experience,” said Modestino, also research director for the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. “And it also reduces inequality of opportunity across different groups of youth to make sure that these kinds of employment experiences are open to everybody.”

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