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CARE Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer Work

The CARE Program hires 14- to 20-year-olds who live in Columbia, MO, attend a Columbia, MO school, or have a parent/guardian who works for the City of Columbia. CARE hires them and places them at local businesses where they gain much needed real-world hands-on work experience.  CARE’s Summer Program offers a six-week program in which approximately 125 14- to 20-year-old trainees are hired at $9.50 per hour to work approximately 20 hours per week at a local work site.

CARE summer program applications are available December 1 through February 28; however, applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply as early (as close to December 1) as possible.  To apply, visit: (search for CARE Summer Trainee 2021).  One-on-one assistance filling out the online application is available by contacting the CARE office at (573) 874-6300 or


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Thank you for helping us get the word out to your students, co-workers, and your family during these challenging times.



Ron Schmidt, M.Ed.

CARE Program Supervisor