A path to the culinary field

Young people who have been involved in the criminal justice or DYS systems have often faced discrimination and structural barriers. If that’s you, explore ABCD’s HOPES program, which offers training and a path to a career in the culinary field.

We also assist with job placement, although we cannot guarantee a position.

Earn $50 upon enrollment!


  • Boston residents
  • Age 18 to 24
  • Court/DYS involvement or have left high school

Apply at abcdyouth.net

Supporting documents can be uploaded directly using the online application, but limited appointments are available for those without internet access.

In partnership with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.