Parramore Youths get $25,000 Grant for Jobs Program
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join Bank of America Central Florida Market President & U.S. Trust Managing Director John Moskos on Thursday, to announce a $25,000 Bank of America Summer Youth Employment Initiative grant to the Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ). The grant will be used to fund the PKZ Youth Employment Program that will give high school and college students from the Parramore community early exposure to work opportunities and experience, which helps to foster critical leadership skills.
Bank of America is responding to the need for youth employment through the Bank of America Summer Youth Employment Initiative, a workforce development program for at-risk young people. The Initiative offers Parramore youth as young as age 15 the opportunity to gain skills, training and to be placed in jobs in the community during the summer months while they are not in school.
Currently there are 31 Parramore youths employed in jobs in the community through PKZ’s Summer Youth Employment Program including Robertson Bassy, a sophomore at Morehouse College and a Parramore resident since he was in the first grade.