Menino Announces 400 More Summer Jobs For City Youth

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Thanks to donations from local foundations and companies, 400 more Boston teens will be able to find work this summer.

Part of an effort to curb summer violence in the city, the jobs are earmarked for local teens from at-risk areas of the city.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says having fewer bored teens will mean less violence and crime.

"That's why I want to keep every young person busy this summer," Menino said, "so they don't have idle time on their hands. By having a summer job, it's a very positive way of having a good time this summer."

The $635,000 donation will allow the city to hire 423 additional Boston residents ages 14 to 24.

This program aired on June 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.