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Afua Boateng Columbia, Md

Sustainable Youth Jobs

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Hello, my name is Afua and I have been working for the Howard County READY program. READY stands for restoring the environment and developing youth. I first came into ready looking for a job to help pay for school, but it truly has been a life changing experience. I have had the chance to make a difference in my community and develop a passion for the environment.

I have worked with the most amazing group of people, but most importantly, I have developed new skills and habits to help restore and protect our watershed. Sustainable youth jobs are not only important for providing young people with sources of income but also for creating future stewards of the environment. It is therefore important that we keep stormwater utility fee in Howard county to keep funding READY so other young people like me can also get the chance to make a difference.