For Immediate Release - July 18, 2017

AG Healey Funds Summer Youth Jobs Across Massachusetts

AG’s Office Provides $300,000 in Grant Funding for 70 Organizations to Hire Young People

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding $300,000 in grant funding to 70 organizations across the state to fund nearly 200 summer jobs for local youth focused on health and well-being.

“Summer jobs empower young people to gain new skills and contribute to their communities,” AG Healey said. “Through our healthy summer youth jobs program, nearly 200 young people from across Massachusetts will work in jobs in government and nonprofit organizations focused on health and well-being.”

AG Healey will kickoff the third year of her Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program this week with site visits in Lawrence, Leominster, Worcester, and Springfield.

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with $300,000 in settlement money from the AG’s Office. Beyond increasing employment for young people in the grant funding will allow teens to hold jobs that include working in a community health center, counseling at a summer camp about nutrition, leading cooking classes, and working at a farmer’s market.

Examples of jobs that have received funding from the AG’s Office include working as a coach teaching young people about healthy eating, a bilingual health educator, a camp counselor teaching physical fitness and healthy living habits, serving meals to younger kids, designing a community health research project and running a farmers’ market.

The 70 organizations – including nonprofits, cities and towns and public offices – receiving funding through the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program include:

The Cape and the Islands

Cape Cod YMCA in Barnstable
Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club

Berkshire County

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. in Pittsfield
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams

Bristol County

Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro
Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton
Diabetes Association, Inc in Fall River
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River
E.A.S.T Youth Center, Inc. in South Easton
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River
New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches Department
Youth Opportunities Unlimited in New Bedford

Essex County

Beyond Soccer in Lawrence
Camp Fire North Shore in Salem
Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence
The City of Gloucester Health Department
Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence
Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
North Shore Community Development Corporation in Salem
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn

Hampden County

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield
Martin Luther King Jr Family Services, Inc in Springfield
Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management

Middlesex County

Boston College Urban Hydro Farmers in Chestnut Hill
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell
City of Everett
City of Lowell Recreation Office
City of Medford
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
Groundwork Somerville
Philip Brooks House Association Inc. in Cambridge
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham
The Food Project in Lincoln; (work will be done in Boston and Lynn)
UTEC in Lowell

Norfolk County

The Randolph Board of Health

Plymouth County

The Boys & Girls Club of Brockton
The Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
The Old Colony Y in Brockton
The Plymouth County 4-H Youth and Family Development Program in Middleborough

Suffolk County

Action for Boston Community Development in Boston
The Boys & Girls Club Yawkey Club of Roxbury
The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. in Boston
Center for Teen Empowerment in Boston
Chelsea Collaborative
City of Revere / Revere on the Move
Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation in Boston
Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Boston
Immigrant Family Services Institute in Roslindale
InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion in Boston
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Boston
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Maverick Landing Community Services in East Boston
MetroLacrosse in Jamaica Plain
Mothers for Justice and Equality in Roxbury
No Books No Ball Basketball Program in Roxbury
Project R.I.G.H.T. in Dorchester
Sociedad Latina in Boston
St. Stephen’s Youth Program in Boston
West End Boys & Girls Club in Boston
Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury

Worcester County

Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
City of Worcester
Girls Inc. of Worcester
Spanish American Center, Inc. in Leominster
The Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts in Worcester
Worcester Youth Center

AG Healey’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program will fund jobs for young people at the organizations from July 10 through Aug.25.