Volunteer helps Farmington area teens find summer jobs

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After taking two years off to recover from serious illnesses, Farmington Hills resident Diane Powell has returned to her mission of finding summer jobs for local teens.

”I wasn’t to help our community and get the kids jobs that keep them off the street and out of trouble,” she said.

Already, Powell has lined up 30-40 jobs for young people ages 14 to 19. Interested youth should attend a sign-up meeting held on Wednesday, May 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

In the past, her teens have done yard work, cleaned out garages, weeded garden beds. One woman hired kids to clean up after a big storm left tree limbs and other debris strewn around her yard.

Powell said she makes sure to contact the parents of every student who signs up. Work does not start until the school year ends.

If your teen needs summer work, or you could use some summer help, contact Powell at 248-636-5530.