Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) Boston Partners
YOU Boston relies on a wider community of partners to accomplish its goals. These include:
- funding partners
- referral partners
- employment partners, and
- training and service partners.
Together, we can help change lives and send an unequivocal message to the young people of Boston: You matter.
Become a Partner
Transitional Job Partners
We work with over 30 training partners and employers – from organizations to small businesses – who employ one young person or a small team of individuals in transitional employment.
Teams are fully subsidized and supervised by YOU Boston staff. They are best suited for multi-month, large-scale community service or maintenance projects. Previously youth teams worked on organic farms and built homes for those in need. Teams work 12-16 hours per week on average.
Individuals are also fully subsidized by YOU Boston. Supervision responsibility is shared between YOU Boston staff and the partner. During a multi-month internship, youth receive support from our service team. A YOU career specialist serves as a point-person for partners. Individuals can work up to 25 hours per week.
Private Sector Job PArtners
We are always seeking to expand our network of employers interested in hiring YOU Boston members. Members can be hired for seasonal, part-time, and/or full-time work. Private sector jobs should last for at least 3-6 months, though a probationary period may be included.