Governor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Returns

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Good news for Guam’s youth as the Governor’s Summer Youth Employment program returns!

Here’s more…

The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration announced that the acquisition of total funding for the GSYEP is secure for the summer of 2023– thanks to an award of $2,088,706 in Compact Impact discretionary funding for the program.

The 2020 resurgence and expansion of the youth employment program led to success in 2021 and this year, as program participants had the opportunity to work 30 hours per week at approximately 80 varying government offices island-wide.

As PNC previously reported in June, the Department of Youth Affairs received an outpour of interest from island youth, receiving over 1,300 applications for the Youth program, despite the anticipated cap of participants at 650. However, the federal funding for the program came from the Education Stabilization Fund at the time.

In a release from the Governor’s Director of Communications, Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the GSYEP, among other things, will allow participants to improve interpersonal communication skills, obtain career choice advice and educational guidance, make connections for future career opportunities, build a resume for jobs or college applications, and earn a paycheck.

For more details about the summer youth program, visit dya.guam.gov. Or, contact DYA at (671) 477-9558 and (671) 735-5035/7

Destiny Cruz, PNC News First.

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Starting as the weather personality for the Pacific News Center in 2019, then as a reporter, Destiny Cruz is now PNC’s lead anchor, producer, writer, and TV host for two of Sorensen Media Group’s shows. Over three years at PNC, Destiny has covered issues impacting our island in areas including legislation and health, to name a few, in addition to highlighting the meaningful stories of Guam’s community in features and lifestyle. Corresponding with her professional growth, Destiny has acquired personal achievements that have contributed to her development as a dynamic woman: she is a proud graduate of the Guam Community College, earning her degree in liberal studies, a former Miss Guam (Miss World Guam 2017), and singer/songwriter.