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Students matched up for Summer 500 Program

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Two months ago, Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach announced a jobs program to provide rising high school seniors with valuable experience, and a paycheck. 

Now the Summer 500 program is about to kick off. 

Over 500 students applied for the internship, and the majority of them will be going to work. Now, participating businesses are being matched up with their new summer employees.

“We've got so many images in the news and in the media that aren't positive.  Businesses need to show what the possibilities are-- and this is a way to do that,” said Thomas and Hutton CEO Sam McCachern.

“A good experience, a better experience to maybe tell others that it’s ok to be different and do things a different way than to be followers of other people,” said Omar Barton, Summer 500 intern.

Students must pass a drug and background check to be eligible. They'll be working 30 hours a week in their summer positions.

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