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   WESTMINSTER (AP) - Jes-            Robertson is part of the DORS, said Jessica Markum, a working after they finish their
sica Robertson, 17, was laugh-     Summer Youth Program with DORS counselor.                         schooling. DORS also contacts
ing and smiling as she came to     the Division of Rehabilitation     Markum has an office at local employers and sets up
work.                              Services. DORS is part of the Winters Mill High School, opportunities for students to
   Robertson, who has cerebral     Maryland Department of Edu- where Robertson will be a sen- work.
palsy, was placed this summer      cation and works in the schools ior in the fall. She said Robert-    To become a part of the p q -
at the county's Business &         with any student who has a dis- son just walked in one day and gram, students must complete
Employment Resource Center         ability.                        wanted to know more about the an application and go through
doing clerical work.                  Having the counselors in the program.                          an interview process.
   "I really like my job, every-   schools working one-on-one         DORS provides students            The Summer Youth Program
thing I'm doing," Robertson        with the students is how with assessments and training has six students working a t
said.                              Robertson got involved with to prepare them for living and county businesses.