SAN BENITO — This summer, the city will hire several young people to work with the summer beautification program.

The teens will be responsible for improving city landscape and downtown areas. They will also remove trash from city grounds, plant flowers and trees and painting.

Officials say the summer program was so successful last year they decided to bring it back again.

The students, who ranged in age from 14 to 18 years old, are paid $7.50 an hour and work 15 hours per week. The work lasted for about four to five weeks.

For more information call the city at (956) 361-3800 or got to