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Graduation held for ‘Summer 500’ participants

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Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach's “Summer 500” Program is officially in the books. 

Friday, students “graduated” at Savannah Tech.

The program, lining them up with a job for the summer, keeping them out of trouble and helping them earn experience and a paycheck.

Students we caught up with Friday tell us it was a great way to make lifelong connections.

"It opened my eyes to many possibilities-- like job opportunities and what I wanted to do when I get older,” said Jamari Barton, graduating from Summer 500.

"I really think that it opened me up to the actual type of job I want because before, I didn't know like what I wanted to do specifically,” said Jahyaun Clayton, graduating from Summer 500.

Mayor DeLoach tells us he is looking forward to developing the Summer 500 Program over the winter and doing it again next summer.

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