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 Youth Services is still accepting SummerWorks applications at, where you can also upload the required documents. We cannot accept document drop-offs until Governor Baker lifts the relevant restrictions. ABCD SummerWorks runs from July 6 – August 7, 2020.


SummerWork ParticipantsWHO QUALIFIES?

If you’re a Boston resident age 14 to 21, we welcome you to apply. But apply early because space is limited. Each year we start accepting applications on February 1st. Visit the ABCD SummerWorks website to submit your application, and be sure to include all supporting documents.



You’ll learn skills that will serve you now and throughout your life, including:

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  • Financial education
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Conflict resolution

We’re as focused on your success as you are. That’s why you’ll also have a dedicated ABCD youth services specialist and a supervisor in your workplace.

Typically, ABCD SummerWorks provides hundreds of Boston youth like you with a summer job at more than 100 workplaces throughout the city.

However, like so many things since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we’ve transitioned the program to an online experience to keep everybody healthy and safe.

Participants will complete project-based or college courses and receive $1,000 to $1,900 over the five-week program.

Mentoring and career skills development are still very much part of it. You might explore a career path at a hospital, health center, day camp, child care center, government agency—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.