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Congressman Carson Invites Constituents to Upcoming Youth Opportunities Fair

Mar 7, 2019
Press Release

INDIANAPOLIIS, IN -- Congressman André Carson is encouraging residents of Indiana’s seventh congressional district to attend his sixth annual Youth Opportunities Fair, which is being held at the Central Library (40 East Saint Clair Street) in Indianapolis this upcoming Monday, March 11, from Noon to 7 PM.

The annual event presents students, parents and guardians with a variety of year-round and summer options for youth of all ages. In addition to featuring job opportunities for teens and young adults, it also helps students with interviewing skills, resume review, and post-fair tips to follow up with employers.

Participants under the working age of 14 can connect with local service providers and other groups that offer summer and year-round programs as well as volunteer, service and camp opportunities designed for young people of all ages. 

“That first summer job, summer camp or volunteer experience can make a big difference in a young person’s life, helping to ignite goals and passions that last a lifetime,” Rep. Carson said. “However, many folks in our community in years past told me that they had trouble finding these opportunities. That’s what inspired me to launch the Youth Opportunities Fair – to put a variety of these resources in one place. I’m pleased it has lived up to its promise, helping to change many young Hoosiers’ lives.”

“For many people, a summer job acts as a critical gateway into adulthood,” Mayor Joe Hogsett said. “With that in mind, it is easy to see the value of an event that brings together such a rich network of resources, programming, and youth employment opportunities, all in one centralized location for Indianapolis families. Thank you to Representative Carson for his continued partnership on this important issue.”

EmployIndy, JAG Indiana, the Indianapolis Public Library, the Marion County Commission on Youth, and Public Allies Indianapolis are also participating in this year’s fair.

The event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required to attend. More information can be found on Rep. Carson’s official website.