Your life is yours. How do you want to live it? Move forward, create positive change in your community, and achieve your full potential. ABCD offers a range of youth programs to help you stay in school, prepare for a career, and build a strong foundation for a successful future.
In 2019, we educated 163 youth in alternative high schools.
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Get ready for a career in healthcare, early childhood education or culinary arts with professional training, mentoring, a paid internship and more.
Throughout the school year, ABCD’S HOPES program is open to 18-24 year olds who are court involved. You'll receive culinary training at a restaurant with the goal of being hired. where you trained.
This summer, earn an income, gain firsthand work experience, explore a career path, and make lasting friendships and connections.
University High School
If you’ve struggled academically and been left behind by the traditional school system, the creative UHS approach could be the answer.
William J. Ostiguy High School
If you’re committed to recovering from substance abuse, we provide a safe, sober and supportive school environment where you can earn your high school diploma.
Throughout the school year, ABCD’s WorkSMART program helps Boston high school students like you get ready for the future you want through career readiness and a paid, supervised internship.
Youth Engaged in Action (YEA!)
If you’re an eligible 13 year old, you’re in for a meaningful and fun summer experience. Build financial awareness, learn about careers and civic engagement, gain leadership skills, and have priority admission status to ABCD’s SummerWorks program.