Another hustle. Its that time of the year businesses and orgs stunt like they give af about our young people. <br><br>How it works: The businesses get get good press and a tax writeoff. The orgs get even more money and get to stunt in the community like ‘look at us’. Youth get whatever little is left after all the orgs get their cut for overheads and salaries. Plus whatever is left that actually goes towards the youth is much less than businesses would pay had minimum wage not been decreased from $10 to $7.70. Do the math.<br><br>Why these programs never work… You can’t help youth without helping the family structure. Helping you at the expense of the family doesn’t work. Help the mother and father who are working 2-3 minimum wage jobs. Subsidize their pay or better yet pay a living wage that will allow them time to be a productive parent and spend more time in their child’s life rather than slaving 80 hours a week, dodging bullets trying to get back and forth to these dead end jobs…. and still live in poverty.

Another hustle. Its that time of the year businesses and orgs stunt like they give af about our young people.

How it works: The businesses get get good press and a tax writeoff. The orgs get even more money and get to stunt in the community like 'look at us'. Youth get whatever little is left after all the orgs get their cut for overheads and salaries. Plus whatever is left that actually goes towards the youth is much less than businesses would pay had minimum wage not been decreased from $10 to $7.70. Do the math.

Why these programs never work... You can't help youth without helping the family structure. Helping you at the expense of the family doesn't work. Help the mother and father who are working 2-3 minimum wage jobs. Subsidize their pay or better yet pay a living wage that will allow them time to be a productive parent and spend more time in their child's life rather than slaving 80 hours a week, dodging bullets trying to get back and forth to these dead end jobs.... and still live in poverty.

Two St. Louis business groups give nearly $1 million for youth job training

Civic Progress and the Regional Business Council will provide $900,000 dollars to several local organizations in an attempt to bolster public safety. The
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