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Washington, D.C. — Four Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri communities have been named to take part in the federal Summer Impact Hub programs being conducted in 16 communities across the country this summer.
This $21 million program is being initiated to help stem violence, introduce youngsters to their first jobs, stem hunger, and promote education.
The four area communities are Jonesboro, Ark., Pine Bluff, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., and St. Louis, Mo.
Each community will get a federal summer ambassador to help with the program. Federal agencies will participate in the Impact Hub program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide meals. The Department of Educations is going to come up with its summer opportunity iForums and Webinars. Federal housing is expected to provide 1,000 youth with jobs.
Last winter President Barack Obama urged community leaders, schools and businesses to get involved.
For a fact sheet from the White House on the Impact Hub and related issues, click HERE.
This summer the administration will announce the program progress at block parties across the country.
The government is engaging youth, families, community leaders, business leaders, and entrepreneurs toward the goals of an active, healthy, safe and productive summer.