Through the Exchange at Oxford Circle thrift store, Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association recently launched a five-week summer internship program aimed at training local youth ages 14-18.
The program focuses on retail, marketing and entrepreneurship. Approved applicants are attending workshops that provide information on marketing and financial literacy. Industry experts and entrepreneurs are also speaking to the interns, offering them advice based on their own professional experiences.
Seven interns have been working at the thrift store as well as servicing the community by giving out food in partnership with the Share Food Program.
M&T Bank supports the program through the state Department of Community and Economic Development Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program. ••