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July 8, 2015

The Newest Betamore Team Members: Diamond Smith + Shatira Jackson

By Diamond Smith + Shatira Jackson, Betamore’s YouthWorks Interns

Who are you?

Hey, my name is Diamond Smith. The name of my school is Youth in Transition school. I’m 19 years old and a rising 12 grader. I like to cut hair, go shopping and also help with a Boys & Girls Club. What I want to do for my career is be a nurse. I love helping people out. My second option is to be a lawyer. I also have a third option, and that is to be a forensic scientist. I also have  been with Youth Works for 8 years and I love being in this program. I work with many kids and help them be a better person. They learn so much from me, but I also learn so much about different people. I love meeting new people and one day I want to own my own business and be the best in what I do.

Just for fun…

Aquarium or Zoo? I would love to go to the Baltimore Zoo.
Facebook or Instagram? I have an Instagram.
Shopping or Traveling? I love going shopping and I would love to explore  different countries outside the USA.
Movies or Books? I like to read books and go to the movies.
Reese’s or SweetTarts? Reese’s are my favorite candy!

Who are you?

I’m Shatira, I attend Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. I am 18 years old and I am going to the 11th grade this year. Outside of school, I like to hang out downtown with my friends. I used to want to be a nurse, so if my mom or I got sick, I could take care of both of us. My current career choice is to work in a hair shop, so I’m studying cosmetology.

What are you doing here?

During my internship here at Betamore, I would like to learn about social media and marketing in order to join a startup company. I would also love to learn how to build my own website!

Just for fun…

Aquarium or Zoo? The Zoo
Facebook or Instagram? Instagram
Shopping or Traveling? Shopping
Movies or Books? Movies
Reese’s or SweetTarts? Reese’s


Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program matches young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to five-week work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers. The YouthWorks slogan “Summer Jobs Launch Careers” describes the lasting effect that a productive summer job can have on a young person. Through targeted matching of jobs to older teens’ career interests and an emphasis on effective work behaviors and financial literacy for all participants, YouthWorks is sure to be a success this summer and beyond as it helps prepare our future workforce.


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