The Obama administration is launching a venture to improve employment for low-income and disconnected youth. The initiative brings together businesses, non-profits and government to provide opportunities this summer and beyond.
As part of the kickoff event at the White House, the President highlighted the work of the STEP-UP summer jobs program in Minneapolis, and Mayor R.T. Rybak was on hand to speak on the program's success.
Hashim Yonis, a 23-year old Somali-American, sat on a panel of young people from around the country who have benefited from programs like STEP-UP.
Hashim Yonis spoke from Washington with MPR's Tom Crann.