Mayor Peduto Works Drive-Thru At McDonalds To Help Promote Summer Job Program

Pittsburgh Archways To Opportunity helps youth get a job while getting money for school

Joe DeStio
July 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh Archways to Opportunity is a partnership between McDonald's, Partner 4 Work, the City of Pittsburgh and CCAC to help get Pittsburgh’s youth into the workforce

The programs work to help hundreds of young people get jobs while increasing access to education.

To help promote the partnership, during a press conference Wednesday at the North Side McDonald's, Mayor Bill Peduto got behind the drive-thru window and helped take some orders.

Mayor Peduto said companies that hire young people for summer jobs are important.

“It’s an opportunity for more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to change a life.”

Those who are starting their first summer job at McDonald's will be eligible for tuition assistance up to $2,500 at the end of the summer.

Some customers took theopportunity to give the mayor a piece of their mind about their water bill and  the mayor a hard time about their water bill while ordering a hamburger and one woman asked the mayor what he thought of his new job.

“It’s better than my other job!” Peduto said with a smile on his face.