KUSA - There are nearly 800 young people living on the streets of Denver on any given night, but a local nonprofit works hard to give them shelter and help them find work.
Urban Peak provides a 22-day job readiness and placement program in addition to other services for homeless youth in Denver. Last year the program helped 200 kids find jobs, and now they're looking to partner with more employers willing to hire these young people.
"Those partners are critical," Kim Easton, CEO of Urban Peak, said. "So we can place more youth and get them jobs so they can become self-sufficient adults."
Easton says Urban Peak has partnerships with 50 employers, including the breakfast restaurant Snooze.
Employers who are interested in partnering with Urban Peak can visit urbanpeak.org and click on the link for the job readiness program.
Urban Peak is also holding a job fair on May 3.
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