The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program is celebrating its 40th year of helping expand horizons and opportunities for young adults and kids in D.C. with a new federal partner.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced its High School Scholars Internship Program at an event on Wednesday that included city officials and 85 young participants.

“I’m ready to learn new things like dealing with accounting and finance, and how to invest my money, and things like that,” Aliyah Clark, 17, said. “I’m really excited about the program.”

The veteran of two previous years with D.C.’s summer jobs program has high expectations for what she’ll get out of the 2019 six-week internship that she will attend Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.

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