Originally published on NPR on April 13, 2016 by Gabrielle Emanuel.
"How many of you guys have $1,200 in your pocket right now?"
Victor Robertson's voice echoes through the auditorium at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., where 700 students are taking their seats.
Robertson is from the city's Summer Youth Employment Program, which connects 13,500 young adults with summer jobs at places like CVS and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
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