Sumter youth learn work, soft skills through summer program


According to the Sumter Police Department and City of Sumter Facebook pages, "More than 30 local 14-and 15-year-olds selected for this year's Youth Corps summer work experience program had a successful first week learning the value of soft skills coupled with hard work." The program is funded through Community Development Block Grants and is in its second week. "Sumter PD school resource and juvenile division officers work with the students to teach them basic work skills, while helping maintain city properties.City employees/officials also work with the students in a classroom setting to develop and fine tune those soft skills that also will serve them well as they focus on a career and grow into becoming Sumter's future movers and shakers. Team work and leadership development are all part of the experience provided over the next few weeks."