Upper Shore Summer Program

Taking a break from a long day of painting the high school students participating in the 2009 Upper Shore Summer Program relax in the shade before once again picking up their paint brushes and rollers. During the seven week long program, the students have gardened and pruned trees at Matapeake Elementary School, Matapeake Clubhouse, Queen Anne’s County High School, Chesapeake Exploration Center and the 4-H Park.

Because of the federal government’s economic stimulus plan, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board was able to revitalize a long dormant summer youth program. The students  were able to apply for paying jobs which serve their community through Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation.