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Boss Up Boston

A summer career development program for SuccessLink students.

The Boss Up Boston program gives SuccessLink youth the skills they need to advance their careers.

2018 demographics

Eighty percent of Boss Up participants identified as:
  • A child of a single parent
  • Having poor academic performance
  • Having a disability or an IEP
  • Being from an immigrant family or an immigrant,
  • Not speaking English fluently
  • A Teen parent
Twenty percent OF BOSS UP PARTICIPANTS IDENTIFIED AS:
  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • Current foster youth
  • Past foster youth
  • Court-involved
  • Having a Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) involved
Personal strengths

Eighty-three percent of Boss Up Participants ranked themselves as extremely strong in the following areas after receiving training:

  • initiative
  • dependability
  • communication, and
  • collaboration.
After training

Seventy-two percent of Boss Up Participants ranked themselves as extremely strong in the following areas after receiving training:

  • jobs and career readiness
  • employer expectations
  • how to look for a job, and
  • understanding strengths and skills.