YouthWorks provides summer subsidized private, public and non-profit jobs to at-risk youth between 14 and 21 years old in the City of Worcester, Southbridge and Webster. YouthWorks summer jobs are approximately 20-25 hours/week for a minimum of 5-6 weeks. Jobs occur mid-July to end of August. To be eligible for the Worcester YouthWorks program, you must:
- Live in Worcester
- Be Between the Ages of 14 and 21
- Must Currently Receive Free or Reduced Lunch
- For additional information call the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) at (508) 754-1176, or your High School Guidance Counselor.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Connecting Activities” initiative is an in-school program that is designed for in-school youth that allows students to experience the world of work through internships. The program helps youth see the relationship between what they are learning in school and their career aspirations.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT
Funded by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), out-of-school services emphasize educational and career pathways training to youth ages 16-24 who are no longer in school.