Some 6,000 Baltimore youths started work Monday as part of the city's YouthWorks summer program.
The five-week employment program gives people ages 14 to 21 opportunities to work in industries such as finance, law, government, health care and tourism. Another five-week session, scheduled to begin July 11, will increase the number of young people employed to around 8,000, according to the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.
YouthWorks typically employs 5,000 people, but city officials expanded the program last year after riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray.
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