INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Most schools are now out for the summer and that means lots of teenagers are looking for work. Thursday morning, the Department of Public Safety will announce plans to raise money for its second year of the summer jobs program.
Thursday at 11 a.m., DPS will detail plans to raise money and create more jobs for teenagers this summer. DPS launched the summer jobs program last summer. The city works with area businesses to create jobs for teenagers, in order to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. DPS says kids are more likely to commit a crime or even become homeless if they aren’t staying busy over the summer months.
This year, the city is teaming up with the Indiana Fever to raise more money and awareness. If fans buy a ticket to the Fever home opener on Saturday, part of that money will go directly to the DPS summer jobs program. Fans can also get a food voucher for a free meal at the game, a Fever t-shirt and a chance to go on on the court and shoot a free throw after the game. To get the deal on the Fever game, fans need to buy online at this link.
Before the game, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Georgia Street in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, there will be live music, food and games for families.