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Rye Youth Council Helps Employ Students

Summer vacation is approaching and high school students are scrambling for jobs. Sandy Jacoby's job is to help them find the right one.

"Summer jobs are important for life skills," said Jacoby, director of the Rye Youth Council Employment Service. "It's important to learn something outside of school."

Jacoby works out of her office at Rye High School and keeps a database of over 2,700 current and former students from Rye, including students from Rye Country Day School. She assists them with job applications and finding work that suits their skill set.

Rye High School sophomore Charles Rimmer, 15, will start working five days a week as a camp counselor at the Rye YMCA this summer. Rimmer knew about the job beforehand, but dropped into Jacoby's office to get help with filling out his application.

"She also kept an eye out for other jobs," he said.

Jacoby found a job coaching youth soccer for Rimmer, but he knew he wasn't interested because he would have had to work on weekends. As a camp counselor he will only have to work half days.

"It's nice, I can still have a social life," Rimmer said.

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