L-R front row: Altanque Mond-Rogers, CEO Tony Love, Zahrya Seymour;
Back row: Anthony Fuller, Giovanni Leonard-Palmer, Nathan Carter
ST. PETERSBURG – This summer, the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) invited five local young adults to work in a professional setting, as part of the Boley Centers’ Summer Youth Intern Program. SPHA has participated in this seasonal program since 2006, providing young people in the St. Petersburg community with a safe, constructive summer activity, a source of income, and structured work experiences.
“I’m certain that this year’s summer interns have benefited from their work efforts that will continue to shape their lives as they become a part of the workforce. Time management will become very important for them to be successful with their education and career paths,” said Chief Executive Officer Tony L. Love.
Through the Boley Centers’ Summer Youth Intern Program, qualifying young adults are taught basic job skills under the direct supervision of experienced managers. They are assigned part-time positions across the agency’s administration, maintenance and housing operations departments, lasting from June through August. Each intern earns a salary of $10 an hour, which is funded jointly by SPHA and the City of St. Petersburg.
Since 2006, SPHA has provided a total of 35 young adults with new skill sets in the areas of customer service, clerical, construction and maintenance through this internship program. For more information about the Boley Centers’ Summer Youth Intern program, please visit boleycenters.org.
About St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA)
Founded in 1937, SPHA is one of the oldest housing authorities in the nation and is continually rated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “High Performing” agency. SPHA provides housing assistance to qualifying low-income families within its service area, which includes the City of St. Petersburg and extends in a 10-mile radius outside of city limits. More information about SPHA’s programs and services can be found at www.stpeteha.org.