Area teens celebrated for local summer job program
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JACKSON, Tenn. — Dozens of young people are celebrated for their hard work all summer. Jaylon Cox and Jarmon Bradford received a $500 scholarship from a local summer job program. Madison County’s juvenile court judge told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the summer program started five years ago with a gang prevention initiative. To be a part of the summer employees, the teens were in juvenile court at one point. However, Madison County Juvenile Court Judge Christy Little said a summer job hopefully helps them stay out of trouble. “They can take this with them for the rest of their lives and strive to be productive citizens wherever they choose to go,” Little said. Little said if this year’s juveniles are not in court in the future, they are eligible for the summer job program next year.