INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett hopes to help 2,000 teenagers land jobs this summer through Project Indy.
Project Indy is a website and app that connects teenagers with employers looking to hire. Brianna Ingram has become a big advocate of the program.
Last year, the 18-year-old not only landed a permanent job through program, but also found a career. She works as a brand ambassador at Work Here, an app that maps out where job openings are in a geographic area and links to the pertinent information.
She landed the position while at Youth Build Indy (YBI) last summer. YBI helps teens who didn't finish school earn their High School Equivalency and learn job skills.
Mike Seidle, co-founder of the start-up, was at YBI to demonstrate his app to the students. When he mentioned he was hiring, someone pointed to Brianna.
"So, I kind of looked over at her and she was showing one of the students Work Here and she was doing a better job than I was," she said. "So, I figured we could use her."
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