Take a major step forward. As an ABCD SummerWorks participant, you’ll take part in career development workshops and be placed in a job that gives back to the community, all while earning a paycheck.

We offer both in-person worksites and remote project based work that helps you gain skills and explore different pathways.


SummerWork ParticipantsWHO QUALIFIES?

If you’re a Boston resident age 14 to 21, we encourage you to apply. But apply early because space is limited. Each year we start accepting applications on February 1st.

You must be age of 14 to 21 as of June 28th. If you will be turning 22 on or after June 28th, you may still apply and be eligible to work.



Learn skills that will serve you now and throughout your life, including:man stocking up inventory at donation site

  • Resume writing
  • Financial education
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Conflict resolution

Participants will do project-based work for 4 to 5 weeks.Trainings lead to certification in Google Suite, which includes Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as in productivity and team leadership.

We’re as focused on your success as you are. Mentoring and career skills development are still very much part of SummerWorks. You might explore a career path in healthcare, youth services, early childhood education, government—any number of options.

These days, finding a job on your own can be difficult. Becoming an ABCD SummerWorks participant can help you move from youth to adulthood with confidence and purpose. Get on a track for success in high school and college, a career you choose, and higher earnings in the future.