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Event to help youth find Boston jobs

Posted on September 27, 2018

A new event this fall will help connect youth with Boston jobs.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and Jobcase, a social platform for worker empowerment, are pleased to invite Boston youth ages 15 to 25 to Ready, Set, Success at BCYF’s Tobin Community Center, 1483 Tremont Street, Mission Hill. Ready, Set, Success is an opportunity for young Bostonians to receive free support and supplies to help them to prepare for and enter the job market.

The event is expected to serve hundreds of young Boston residents preparing for employment – often their first job.

“The Ready, Set, Success event is a part of a larger effort from our Division of Youth Engagement & Employment to ensure Boston’s youth have the chance to reach their full potential,” said Chief of Health and Human Services, Marty Martinez. “The program provides Boston students and young adults with the knowledge and the tools to effectively enter the workforce and succeed. We want to thank our partners Jobcase, Salvation Army, Dress for Success and Solutions at Work for supporting Boston’s youth.”

Attendees of the event will be able to receive free professional headshot photos provided by Jobcase, and professional clothing donated by the Salvation Army, Dress for Success and Solutions at Work. Jobcase is also partnering with BCYF to provide resume support, career supplies, and food and beverages for the event. The event is free to all young Bostonians aged 15-25 and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Ready, Set, Success will provide young Boston residents with crucial support, helping them to present their best self when they next seek a job,” said William Morales, Commissioner of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF.) “This type of assistance can prove transformational to the career trajectory of a young person. We are glad to collaborate with our sponsors to make this happen.”

“We are thrilled to partner with BCYF to help enable young people to achieve career success,” said Fred Goff, CEO of Jobcase. “The Jobcase mission is to empower people in their worklives globally and it’s a special privilege for us to help in our own local community right here in Boston.  The Ready, Set, Success event provides info, tools, and community support – an approach that mirrors the Jobcase approach – to empower everyone to get the advice and skills that they need to get ahead”