YOU Boston Summer Youth Employment
The Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) Boston Summer Youth Employment program places young people in paid, supervised work opportunities with community-based organizations. The experience is shorter and more intensive. Participants work 15-25 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.
Over the summer months, youth:
- gain crucial early-life work experiences
- develop job readiness skills
- begin building their resumes, and
- experience the relationship between work and reward (at $15+ per hour).
Recent research shows that participation in Boston’s summer youth employment program correlates with both decreased crime and increased confidence in job readiness skills.