Youth Corps http://michiganradio.org en Finding jobs for young people in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/finding-jobs-young-people-michigan <p>Michigan’s teen unemployment rate is more than double the state’s overall jobless rate.</p><p></p><p>State and local officials say limits on federal grants intended to promote youth employment are partly to blame.</p><p></p><p>State labor officials say a quarter of Michigan teens who want a job can’t find one this summer. &nbsp;&nbsp;And they say part of the problem is the number of requirements on youth employment programs that are funded with federal grants.</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13307 at http://michiganradio.org Finding jobs for young people in Michigan Helping communities save money and the environment http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-communities-save-money-and-environment <p>We continue our What&rsquo;s Working series today with guest Sarna Salzman. She&rsquo;s the Executive Director of SEEDS, or Seeking Ecology Education and Design Solutions.</p><p>SEEDS is a non-profit based in Traverse City that acts as an energy consultant for local businesses and municipalities. In addition, SEEDS hosts the northwestern Michigan branch of Youth Corps, which gets kids involved in projects such as cleaning up parks, organizing gardens, and spreading awareness about environmental issues. Last but not least, SEEDS works with local school districts to develop after-school programs aimed at ecological awareness. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:51:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom & What's Working 1446 at http://michiganradio.org Helping communities save money and the environment