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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. 

YOU Boston Cohort

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.

Apply for Summer Employment

Applications are closed and will reopen Summer 2024.

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