- Associated Press - Saturday, May 10, 2014

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The city of Corinth is getting ready to put a few young citizens to work.

The Daily Corinthian reported (http://bit.ly/1lZmAUP) the city will use a $35,000 Urban Youth Corps Program grant to provide summer work for people ages 16 to 25,.

Typically about 10 to 12 workers are hired, city officials said.

“This year, we are going to try to do some beautification around City Hall, some more work at the Bishop Center and possibly some painting of some of the decorative poles downtown,” said project coordinator Kim Ratliff.

Last year, participants painted at the Bishop Center. The program is intended to provide on-the-job training while also teaching life skills.

“This year, we are going to probably get some of the department heads to participate in a leadership symposium to help them see how the different parts of the city government fit together,” Ratliff said.

Applications are available at City Hall and must be completed by Monday.

Prospective hires will be interviewed and must be able to pass a drug test.

The program begins in early June and runs through July.

The youth corps is a Federal Highway Administration program administered by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.

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