“Magic Markers” program Teaches Young People Skills On Getting and Keeping A Job


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Several teams of young people are learning some basic skills on how to get and keep a job.

And they can make money doing that under a program called Magic Markers… which is sponsored by Mark Making.

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Mark Making is a non-profit that aims to empower individuals and transform the community through the arts.

This program teaches skills like being at work on time, handshaking, setting up equipment and communication.

How much money they make depends on how much effort they put into it.

That would range from $7.25 an hour all the way up to $10 an hour.

What will they take away from it all?

“Empowerment. We want them to walk away happy about what they’ve done for the community and have some skills that they can take into their school life and future career life,” said Zach Atchley.

There are 3-weeks left in that program.

Participation was on a first come-first serve basis.