The Champaign Unit 4 School District's Summer Youth Employment Program wraps up on Monday, and many students who participated will be getting some extra money for their work.
The program, which is in its third year, saw teens work for various businesses in the community to build career skills. And program director Suzanne Meislahn said this year, the students had their pay put in a bank account. And if they managed their money wisely, they got a $100 bonus.
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Meislahn also said that the number of teens who took part in this year's program is down 20 compared to last year due to the amount of funding the program got from the school district and the city.
She said five students left the program, but most of those were not becuase they quit or were dismissed. She said two kids moved away, while it was found that two others did not meet the requirements of the program. Meislahn said that retention rate is about the same as the previous two years.