News Service Category: Youth

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start takes part in ‘African Explosion’

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start participated in the African Explosion that featured cultural dance by performer Sir Taylor, a self defined peacemaker and an original member of the Jesse White Tumblers in Chicago – a training program that provides a positive alternative for urban youth ages 6-16. The African Explosion closed out ABCD University High School’s ( UHS) Light Saver week, a  component of their Commonwealth…

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Applications for futureBOS —  Boston’s youth jobs program — now open

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity (YEO) today launched futureBOS, the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program, including all Successlink job opportunities, for Boston youth and young adults ages 14 – 24.


The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the second cohort of its Youth Systems Building Academy, an innovative effort to increase and enhance employment opportunities for youth. The 10 additional communities and their partners will receive individualized training and tailored technical assistance from the department to help develop, test, implement or scale systems that engage and support young people entering the workforce.

NBA Foundation ‘Solveathon’ inspires Boston youth to think big

On Dec. 2, the NBA Foundation and MIT Solve partnered to host an inaugural ‘Solveathon’ for five Boston-based Foundation grantees. In the crevices of the MIT campus Innovation Hub, the NBA’s most pressing business questions are being posed. But don’t be fooled. This is not a board meeting with the league’s senior executives — these solutions are coming from some of…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler Talks Hoop Dreams on Java With Jimmy

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler appeared on James “Jimmy” Hills’ podcast, Java With Jimmy, for a spirited conversation promoting the organization’s annual fundraising basketball tournament, Hoop Dreams. WATCH NOW

Year-Round Benefits from Summer Jobs

During the latter half of the 20th Century, the early blooms of spring were also a signal to the nation’s teenagers: it’s time to find a job. About half of all Americans between 16 and 19 years old spent part of their summer break bagging groceries or slinging ice cream until the early 2000s. Then, the youth employment rate fell…

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City invests $18.7m in summer jobs for youth

12,000 teens apply to jobs program, double that of last year Earlier this year, Mayor Michelle Wu announced a $18.7 million investment in the youth employment program. That means 5,000 youth jobs at local nonprofits and community organizations and 2,000 city positions, officials said. … The job prospects are also good at Action for Boston Community Development, which has connected…

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Medford To Award Over $500K In ARPA Funding To Local Nonprofits

The funds are going to 17 local nonprofits that are assisting and supporting the community in several key areas related to COVID-19 recovery MEDFORD, MA — The City of Medford will be awarding over $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to 17 local nonprofits that are assisting and supporting the community in several key areas related to COVID-19…

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Local groups will split $352k in Dot Block community funding

The Boston Planning and Development Agency’s board signed off last week on the list of 16 entities that will share in $352,000 in funding from an agreement struck between the city and the developers behind the Dot Block apartment complex. Samuels & Associates and Gerald Chan’s Wintergold LLC work together on plans for the project. Dot Block’s boundaries are Dorchester…

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ABCD hails University High graduates

On Friday, June 16, ABCD honored its University High School graduates with all due pomp and circumstance. University High School is the agency’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 who, at minimum, are repeating 10th grade, have fallen behind at least one grade level in traditional high school settings, or have left high school without completing their diploma…

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