Youth summer job opportunities in Clayton


With about a month of school left most kids are already thinking about their summer plans, and if your child intends on working there are opportunities available here.

Hearts to Nourish Hope, a Riverdale non-profit organization, has two goals: keeping the community safe and encouraging youth to explore and develop their potential for good.  Their Summer Jobs PLUS for Youth program is one way they accomplish this by offering jobs to students.  Applicants must be 14 to 24 years old, a Clayton County resident and meet income qualifications.  Please call 770-997-4517 and 770-997-4511 for more information, as May 15 is the deadline to submit applications.

Among the employers Hearts to Nourish Hope has partnered with is Clayton County Public Schools.  At least 400 students can take advantage of summer programs which include a Youth Summer Learning Program where students enhance their skills in arts and technology; a Summer Employment Program working at CCPS or another Clayton County business; and a Summer (12th graders) Computer-based Credit Recovery Program.

Youth will work between May 1 and September 30 earning $6.55 to $11 per hour.  According to Dr. Ken Sanders, Acting Director of Learning Support Services, “The work experience will give our students exposure to the working world, career opportunities and an understanding of how school is connected to economic success.”  Applications will be available online and at all CCPS High Schools starting this week.

Hearts to Nourish Hope is still looking for other employers to partner with as well. If you know of any summer opportunities for students, please share.

Walk to raise money for Pediatric Stroke Survivors on May 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jester’s Creek Walkway, Battlecreek Library, Jonesboro.  If the event is rained out, meet at Southlake Mall to walk.

33 comments Add your comment

This is Great

April 27th, 2009
9:29 pm

This is Great! However the jobs are probably a result of Obama’s Stimilus Package. I hope the crooks handling this money are on the straight and narrow or they will suffer the conquenses! Clayton’s Greedy won’t give the children anything!

Happy Holiday, Cinco De Mayo will be “Accreditation Restoration”! That’s a given! Like they are giving the black children something!!! Where’s the $23 million and the 300-400 teacher jobs, lower property value, skyrocketing propery taxes, you cost the School district?

Mom of Stroke survivor

April 28th, 2009
6:32 am

Did you know that a baby could have a stroke? My son had a stroke before he was born with no known reason why. Please visit to view his story and make a tax deductible contribution. We are trying to increase doctor’s knowledge regarding this condition. Thank you for you help.

Sgt Rock

April 28th, 2009
9:56 am

Teens working are an important part of growing into adulthood. Be it working with Hearts to Nourish Hope, the local fast food restaurant, being a lifeguard, working with the elderly or starting a lawn care business mowing grass in the neighborhood, work provides many important life lessons. All teens should be encouraged to seek work.

Work basics become lifelong lessons. That includes showing up on time, providing an honest days work for an honest days pay, entrepreneurial spirit and call to action, learning or teaching a new skill set, or being a mentor or protégé’ to others. All these valuable skills teach a set of habits that provide a fulfilling and rewarding life and lifestyle that should be applauded.

It does no child any good to be coddled. Being indulgent to a child teaches sloth, laziness and indolence. The struggle for work provides value, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that promotes responsibility to self and community. Even a young child can do simple household chores that lead to participating in the family and in a small way, allow them to feel a valued member of the family team through their contribution.

A great program offered and should be considered is Americorps. Details found a allows teens, adults and seniors the opportunity to serve community all the while being compensated in various ways be it banking college tuition, hourly wages, assistance with Student Loans or learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, communications and responsibility.

Win Win

April 28th, 2009
10:37 am

Maybe some members of the mock trial team could be hired to teach the BOE how to follow Robert’s Rules of Order, so they would no longer need an $80,000 a year babysitter to tell them when to say please and thank you.

Summer Learning Opportunity

April 28th, 2009
2:17 pm


WHAT: Summer Enrichment Program for high school students
(9th- 12th grades)*

WHEN: June 1st – July 10th (Currently offering three sessions)
WHERE: Emory University Campus
WHY: The Summer Science Academy was created in order to provide high school students the opportunity to develop a better understanding and appreciation of science. Students are exposed to an educational environment that nurturing, motivating, challenging and fun!

For more information and to obtain registration materials, please log onto our website at

If you need additional information please contact the
Emory University School of Medicine, Office of Multicultural Medical Student Affairs at 404-727-0016

*Students are registered on a first come, first serve basis.

Economically Thinking

April 28th, 2009
7:02 pm

The jobs are a godspend! Please save MONEY! Lee received a one-year, $187,000 contract from the school board to lead the school system until a permanent school chief is hired, said board Chairperson Alieka. “We’re trying to be “frugal said Alieka. CCBOE, frugal means prudent, thrifty, economical, penny-wise. parsimonious stingy, penny-pinching. “Fiscal Responsibility” Dictates that the CCBOE “rid itself” of this “Wasteful Spending”, No other 158 counties in Georgia have this kind of waste! Unload all that “Wasteful Spending” for an overpaid parliamentarian, another for unconstitutional CCBOE Ethic Commission, the Forty-Niners and now an overpriced law firm. That MONEY that could be well spent on the Children, instead of white over inflated egos! Come on, the “Public’s Watching”!!!!

Clayton Resident

April 29th, 2009
9:01 am

This is great for our kids, thanks for letting us know!

Politically Thinking

April 29th, 2009
11:14 pm

I told you earlier! Happy Holiday, Cinco De Mayo (May 1) will be “Accreditation Restoration”! That’s a given! Like the whites are giving the black children something!!! Accreditation was only stolen goods, noone had to work for anything especially the BOE! Political Hogwash! Where’s the $23 million and the 300-400 teacher jobs, lower property value, skyrocketing propery taxes, you cost the School district? Now the whole voting public have witnessed this Bigotry!

Peggy Sue Davis

April 30th, 2009
9:42 am


April 30th, 2009
1:35 pm

Our Youth, Our Future, Our Responsibility

April 30th, 2009
3:29 pm

Clayton County Residents
Summer Jobs for youth ages 14-24.
Applications and Interviews for summer jobs

Where- Morrow City Hall- Community Room 1500 Morrow Road, Morrow GA 30260

When – Thursday, May 7, 2009 – 3pm-8pm

Who – Sponsored by Clayton County Wide Homeowners, Inc. 404.396.2706.

Peggy Sue Davis

April 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

Clayton BOE member charged with battery the day before SCAS verdict.
How low can we go….?


April 30th, 2009
5:45 pm

This board member should step down or be recalled! What an embarrasment! Is it me or is it always something?


April 30th, 2009
9:44 pm

The board member is just another “average” county resident. What more could you ask for from the current stock?

Melanie Lee

April 30th, 2009
10:02 pm


Focus on our children!

May 1st, 2009
12:40 am

I thought this was about our children and getting jobs for them. Save your comments for the proper blog please. It is amazing how Peggy, lawyer, melanie lee and wtf? always seem to spew venom about everything in Clayton County and everyone Black in Clayton County. Read there blogs and you can see the hatred and racism flowing throughout.

Sgt Rock

May 1st, 2009
7:07 am

Politically Thinking: Cinco de Mayo is 5 May (get it? Cinco?). This faux pax mirrors your baiting comments that you always post…

“Fear always springs from ignorance” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


May 1st, 2009
11:33 am

Focus on our children!

Apparently you cannot read to well. I have posted twice here. Guess we know who the race baiter really is spewing venom here. Busted!


May 1st, 2009
4:40 pm

The racism goes both ways and it is obvious. I am glad I moved. I used to believe we could all get along, but we don’t always seem to do a good job.

Focus on our children!

May 1st, 2009
5:09 pm

Lawyer, yes we do and its you for one.

Oldtimer I am glad you moved too. I wish you could come back and take the white and black haters with you.

Do we have problems, yes, can we resolve them yes, through intelligent discussion with each other. All the nasty stereotypical lumping whites in one group and blacks in another has to stop.
Our children are the ones being harmed the most. Then again maybe theyCan teach us something about racial tolerance.


May 1st, 2009
5:25 pm

Focus on our Children,

This is Clayton County. Pretty much all one group don’t you think? Try raising the expectations for people in the county and you may see some progress. Stereotypes exist for a reason – they’re true 99% of the time. It’s simple. If people don’t like it, change them.


May 1st, 2009
5:35 pm

Something is very wrong with a population that has need for programs that encourage their kids to keep communities safe and explore and develop their potential for good.

Changing blog topics a necessity

May 1st, 2009
9:36 pm

Let me preface this by saying this is not a jab at Kimberly, but the reality is her blog topic only changes once a week. More importantly, given the abundance of political spin put forth under the guise of reporting, and the scarcity of quality investigative reporting given the lack of real investigative reporting, I don’t blame anyone for using the blog to discuss issues the AJC refuses to acknowledge exists.

This isn’t an endorsement of anyone’s particular post mind you, just a simple explanation that nature abhors a vaccum, and the AJC’s coverage is a Hoover, Eureka, and Kirby all rolled up into one. In other words, it really sucks.

Poor Megan

May 1st, 2009
10:18 pm

Poor Megan, she follows the story for two years, carrying the AJC’s water by ignoring all the inconsistancies in the SACS report in the name of pushing the AJC’s political agenda, and then when the big news breaks they let another reporter write the story.

What gives?


May 1st, 2009
11:04 pm

People hide behind there children. JT is right. Just take a look at who is in power here. They have to clean up there own mess. They made it.


May 2nd, 2009
11:30 am

Now, they the whites want you to think its all about the kids. They saved the kid! They didn’t give a damn when they stole accreditation to frighten the blacks and threaten the kids. In an effort about politics, white folks and money! This CCBOE could have made an X-Rated DVD, “Board Members Going Wild” and we would still gotten accreditation back! Overwhelming evidence that the accreditation theft was a jock! New CCBOE holds illegal meetings, unethical behaviors, No-Bid Contracts, all members of CCBOE went San Diego costing an 18,500, run Thompson out with two months left costing over $100,000, run Julie off costing over $90,000. Now a CCBOE member was arrested! After all that, we magically received accreditation back on Friday. This was a Political Effort that “Disenfranchised” the darker voters.


May 2nd, 2009
6:53 pm

New blood is on the way, and he is not white race baiters, so take your “poor old downtrodden black man” stories somewhere else. I hear Dekalb County is great for people of your moral character. Play time is over in Clayton County. Looks like we might just have a real Superintendent on the way finally.

Lawyer Hater

May 2nd, 2009
7:13 pm

The radical Klandestine Society in Clayton really wants a white superintendent; they “Setting this brother up for failure”. Especially if he done give the Klandestine Society the majority of the school systems money and provide the poor Lil black children a minimal education.

It too early in the accreditation debacle for the Klandestine Society to try to install a white man. The Public’s watching too closely. Once upon a time SACS’s Elgart, Bostic and Bryant said Clayton needed superintendent from Georgia, who knows how to conduct business in Georgia. What a difference a year makes!

Bottom line

May 2nd, 2009
7:20 pm

There is one sure way to know if the candidate mention above is really serious when he says he wants what’s best for all children. Will he address discipline first and foremost? With 14 years active duty in the military, surely he knows its importance. One would think that with the number of current and former teachers on the board, they would know as well, but nothing they have done as of yet seems to indicate they have the guts to tackle the issue.

The question is, will the board consider Semper Fi, or will they remain always spineless?

23 Million Dollar Loss

May 3rd, 2009
9:13 pm

The $25 million in federal stimulus money “Over The Next Two Years”, U.S. Rep. David Scott announced for the Clayton’s School System will not cover the $23 million the School System will loss “Every Year” over the two period. These additional funds Scott announced would have been a great addition to existing funds had Elgart and Clayton’s Rich had not revoked accreditation.

This still lets the district $21 million short over the “Two Year Period”. Wow! This surely was a costly white political power move for the ailing black district! Remember these are the same individuals (SACS) that produced your distress when they practiced anti-pluralistic tendencies with your children livelihoods, disrupted your children continuity with displaced friends, belittled community, lowered your property value, skyrocketed property taxes, took your school’s certification, pilfered over $23 million educational dollars, caused 300-400 teacher job losses. All this in the name of white power, total intolerance and greed over the downtrodden darker folk! What did you as a county “Gain”? More Cost!

Three more additional bills one for an overpaid parliamentarian, another for unconstitutional CCBOE Ethic Commission and now an overpriced law firm. That’s three bills you didn’t have before! Aleika, “Fiscal Responsibility” Dictates that the County “rid itself” of this “Wasteful Spending”, look at it this way! No other 158 counties in Georgia have them, get it? Oh, I forget! You’re a “Puppet” I see that hand up your back! Let me talk to someone with “Brain connected to their spine.

23 Million Dollar Loss

May 3rd, 2009
9:16 pm

Subterfuge = deception. The $25 million in federal stimulus money “Over The Next Two (2) Years”, U.S. Rep. David Scott announced for the Clayton’s School System will not cover the $23 million the School System will loss “Every Year”. These additional funds Scott announced would have been a great addition to existing funds had Elgart and Clayton’s Rich had not revoked accreditation. This still lets the district $21 million short over the “Two Year Period”. Wow! This surely was a costly white political power move for the ailing black district!

Oh please

May 4th, 2009
10:23 am

Heatley for superintendent! I like this guy!

Engaged Parent!

June 29th, 2009
6:42 pm

Welcome Dr. Edmond Heatley to Clayton County Public Schools! Finally, the Board has gotten it right. We have not only an experienced Superintendent, but a smart, intelligent, people friendly, data driven visionary as a Superintendent who knows how to engage all of our district’s stakeholders, i.e. parents, students, business & community leaders, the Board and staff. God has truly bless our school district. I encourage all of you to pledge your support for this great man that God has sent as CCPS is on the cusp of rebounding to the standing and reputation it once enjoyed.