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Transitional Employment

Subsidized work opportunities to develop job readiness skills.

Each year, we provide over 200 young people with subsidized work opportunities. These opportunities develop their job readiness skills. Opportunities operate on three tiers. Young people can progress up the tiers to increase reward and responsibility. All young people engaged in transitional employment earn $15 per hour and receive case management services.

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Placement Tiers

Young adults 19-24: Apply for summer 2020 jobs today
Pre Placement

Level 1

A two-week, paid intensive job-readiness training. It focuses on key concepts such as decision-making, teamwork, communication, and personal responsibility. Young people have the opportunity to make mistakes, learn from them, and correct the behavior. Participants work 6 paid hours per week.

Summer jobs workshop
Bridge Team

Level 2

A meaningful group work experience provided in collaboration with our partners. In a Bridge Team placement, a small group of young people work on a community project with an on-site YOU Boston supervisor. Participants work 12-16 paid hours per week.

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Individual Placement

Level 3

A paid internship opportunity for young people to work onsite with a potential employer. These placements range from the private sector to municipal agencies and non-profit organizations. Participants work 25 paid hours per week.

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