Youth Programs

We provide one-on-one and group work-readiness and career development guidance to youth ages 14–24 who live in the Metro North Region. Our team can help you stand out from your competition and impress your potential employer.

Here are some ways we can help:

  • Career and Education Assessments that help solidify your future.
  • Job Search Tips & Tricks that teach you proper job search etiquette and help get you noticed.
  • Job application guidance that helps to put your application in the YES pile.
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Writing assistance to help you catch an employer’s attention.
  • Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews to help you interview with confidence
  • Job postings and referrals to open positions.
  • Onsite recruitments and job fairs that put you face to face with hiring managers.
  • Helpful resources, articles and labor market statistics.
  • Access to Massachusetts Child Labor Laws, Youth Work Permit and Minimum Wage information.

Grant Programs

Connecting Activities (CA)

A School to Career initiative designed to build connections between employers and schools. We provide work experiences and other career development opportunities to youth who live in the Metro North Region. CA staff are on location at Chelsea, Malden, Revere, Somerville, and Woburn High Schools once a week from September through June to provide students with job search assistance. We create the school-employer connections for work-based learning and career awareness programs and broker the partnerships that are essential for student experiences.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Out-of-School Youth Programs

We collaborate with programs in Cambridge, Chelsea, Wakefield and Malden. These programs are for youth (ages 16–24) who are no longer attending school or left high school without a diploma. Our youth department provides career readiness and job matching services for students who are in the process of working towards their HiSET or other certifications, including certified nursing assistant and construction skills.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
In-School Youth Programs

We work with the following programs: Bay Cove Academy, Brookline, Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge Just-A-Start, Cambridge YWCA, and the Woburn Housing Authority, serving at–risk youth who are currently attending high school in the cities where the programs are located. The purpose of these programs is to provide educational, career readiness, and support services to an at–risk population.

Tailored Services

Group Workshops

Fee–based group workshops focusing on interpersonal skills, career options, work readiness, job search, and life skills. Group workshops are taught on location at youth and community–based organizations, schools, and other nonprofit organizations.