PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Students of the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) received a surprise on Saturday, when Jefferson County Sheriff's Office donated 50 gift cards to the students.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office donates 50 gift cards to youth employment program

According to the JCSO, the gifts were much deserved.

SYEP is a program that provides opportunities for high school and college students within the community to gain work experience. The program also allows the students to learn and develop the skill, attitude, and commitment necessary to succeed in life.

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The students are gaining exposure to various career industries and interacting with dynamic working professionals in a positive environment.

The JCSO sends out a special thanks to Mrs. Dee Clay, who continues to work hard to make the program a success.