New tool for City’s summer job program

February 26, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25.

Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other services, such as career development workshops, scholarships, and civic engagement opportunities.

“The City’s summer jobs program makes a difference in the lives of our young people, and I encourage all those who are eligible to apply for this program,” said Mayor Martin Walsh, according to the press release. “By providing our youth with great opportunities to gain valuable work experience and participate in career development, we are helping to put them on a pathway to success that will help them shape their future.”

Opportunities registered with SuccessLink include paid positions with the Boston Police Department, New England Aquarium, Zoo New England, radio stations, and the City.

“SuccessLink helps people get work experience and it’s also a crucial source of income for some young people. It feels really empowering,” said 17-year-old Stephen Lafume, according to the press release.

Teens interested in applying: must be a full time resident of the City of Boston; must turn 15 years old on or before Sunday, July 5, 2016; cannot turn 19 years old on or before Friday, August 12, 2016; and must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

The application can be found at youth.boston.gov. For assistance with the application, teens can visit BCYF’s Division of Youth Engagement and Employment at 1483 Termont St. Roxbury, or call 617-635-4202.

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