US Research: Summer internship improves youths\' social and emotional skills

The Brookings Institution suggests that the Boston Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) are effective in reducing youth arraignments and incarcerations. SYEPs not only provide youths with practical career experiences, but may also serve as vehicles for improving participants’ social and emotional skills. The commentary outlines the research’s arguments and discusses possible implications for Hong Kong, despite the fact that Hong Kong has a lower crime rate than Boston.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.