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Tool connects youth with Boston jobs

Posted on February 28, 2019

A new tool is connecting youth with Boston jobs.

SuccessLink is Boston’s online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. Boston teens between the ages of 15-18 can apply on the Department of Youth Engagement & Employment (YEE) website on  youth.boston.gov.

The SuccessLink Youth Summer Jobs program is a critical part of our effort to provide young people with chances to build lifelong skills, confidence and personal success through youth workforce opportunities,” said Mayor Walsh. “I encourage all Boston teens to register for the program, and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to get a head start in learning the workplace skills that will last a lifetime.”

In 2018, the City of Boston served over 10,600 young people through summer jobs, civic engagement, career development training, impact projects. 

Every year, Boston partners with hundreds of community-based nonprofit organizations across the city to provide meaningful employment opportunities. Participants can work in various positions that include after-school program assistant, administrative assistants, mural painters, peer leaders, and more.

“The Mayor’s Youth Summer Jobs Program plays an integral role in positively shaping the future trajectory of Boston’s youth,” said Marty Martinez, Chief of Health and Human Services. “Through the program, youth are introduced to an array of professional development opportunities, mentoring, and work opportunities that can increase our youth’s social capital, all while giving them the hard and soft skills they need to thrive in their future career.”

The Department of Youth Engagement & Employment serves as a youth engagement resource center and works to advance the lives of Boston’s youth through employment opportunities, career development training, and youth engagement.