Funding Summer Youth Employment

About Youth EmploymentYouthWorks is a state-funded youth jobs program that provides funds to pay wages to youth for summer jobs in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. The primary component of the YouthWorks program is subsidized employment for eligible youth. Participants are typically employed part-time during the summer or year round.

YouthWorks Regions and Cities

Participation in this program is limited to eligible youth aged 14–21 in the following towns and cities in Massachusetts:

Workforce Regions

  • Berkshire Workforce Investment Area
  • Boston Workforce Investment Area
  • Bristol Workforce Investment Area
  • Brockton Workforce Investment Area
  • Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Area
  • Central Mass Workforce Investment Area
  • Franklin Hampshire Workforce Investment Area
  • Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Area
  • Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Area
  • Hampden County Workforce Investment Area
  • Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Area
  • Metro North Workforce Investment Area
  • Metro South/West Investment Area
  • North Central Workforce Investment Area
  • North Shore Workforce Investment Area
  • South Shore Workforce Investment Area

Cities

  • Pittsfield
  • Boston
  • Fall River, Taunton
  • Brockton
  • Barnstable
  • Worcester
  • Northampton
  • Lowell
  • New Bedford
  • Chicopee, Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield
  • Lawrence, Haverhill
  • Cambridge, Chelsea, Malden, Everett, Revere, Somerville
  • Framingham
  • Fitchburg, Leominster
  • Lynn, Salem, Peabody
  • Quincy, Weymouth, Plymouth
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