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.


ABCD SummerWorks 2024 will run from June 17th to August 30th. Youth will start on a rolling basis. 


We are offering positions at worksites throughout Boston to help you gain skills and explore different pathways. Participants ages 14 to 18 are paid $15/hour, and youth 19 to 24 are paid $20/hour. A limited number of positions will be paid at $16.25/hour.

We have recently changed the application system. While these changes will make it easier for returning applicants in the future, ALL applicants must register this year. (Click the Apply to SummerWorks button.)  Once this is done, you will be able to log in to your ABCD account. 

If you have any problems with the application, please contact ABCD Youth Services. 

Don’t wait! ABCD SummerWorks offers a limited number of openings, so it’s run as a lottery. The sooner you complete your application, the better your chances of getting in!

Lottery Dates:

  • May 6
  • May 20
  • June 3
  • June 17
  • July 1


SummerWork ParticipantsWHO QUALIFIES? 

If you’re a Boston resident age 14 to 24, we encourage you to apply. But apply early because space is limited. Each year we start accepting applications on March 1st. Please be aware that some positions are only available if you are income-eligible. All youth must submit the documents outlined.

You must be between the ages of 14 to 24 as of June 17, 2024.



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

  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Financial education
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Resume writing

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

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




SummerWorks Flyer

Eligibility Checklist