Na'Thaia Huntley wanted nothing more than a job after graduating from Dunbar High School in 2014 but, with no experience, her options were limited.
She'd applied for a job through YouthWorks — a city program that offers summer employment for thousands of young people each year — and was invited to join a job training session for the program's private sector initiative, Hire One Youth. After completing the training, she earned an internship with Rosedale Federal Bank.
It proved to be the helping hand she needed. One year and another internship later, the 20-year-old has landed a full-time job as a teller at the Harbor Bank of Maryland.
"For me to get a bank job...