Rigorous research paired with visionary public policy has shaped a program that empowers communities to lower violent crime, reduce incarceration, and save lives: Summer Youth Employment Programs. In this podcast from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab North America (J-PAL North America), you’ll come to know the stories behind the impact. Hear from advocates and program coordinators, researchers, and most importantly, the participants themselves about why these programs matter to them and why they should matter for all of us. Listen and learn about how summer jobs programs fit into the broader goals of fostering mobility from poverty. Episodes will be released on a bi-weekly basis. Join us for this inaugural season of J-PAL Voices.