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Press Release AG Healey Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State

Grantees will be Providing PPE, Social Distancing, and Transitioning to Virtual Workspaces
For immediate release:
6/26/2020
  • Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

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Chloe Gotsis

BOSTONAttorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $300,000 in grant funding to 73 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on promoting health and wellness. Grantees have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways, including providing personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, and transitioning to virtual workspaces.

This is the sixth year that the AG’s Office is running the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program, which enables teens to have a direct impact in their communities by working in jobs that promote good nutrition, physical fitness and healthy living. The grant program is funded with health care and fair labor related settlement money from the AG’s Office.

“Our summer jobs program provides teens across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, build new skills, and make a difference in their own communities by promoting healthy living,” AG Healey said. “We’re pleased to be continuing this program this summer and we are grateful to our grantees for making important adjustments to their programs during this unprecedented time to ensure employed teens are safe.”

Examples of jobs funded through this year’s grant program include:

  • Building and maintaining a community garden or urban farm;
  • Addressing food security and wellness needs of low-income communities;
  • Providing virtual educational content on the environment and local natural resources; and
  • Instructing youth virtually on at-home wellness activities.

This summer, the AG’s Community Engagement Division will be providing webinars on workers’ rights to all teens employed through the grant program.

Since launching the grant program in 2015, AG Healey has funded more than 900 jobs for young people across the state.

This year, 73 organizations – including nonprofits, municipalities, and other government offices – will be receiving funding through the program, including:
 

Barnstable County

Barnstable Public Schools

Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich
 

Berkshire County

Many Forks Form in Clarksburg

Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams

MCLA in North Adams

Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield

Bristol County

Boys and Girls Club of Fall River in Assonet

Attleboro YMCA

 

Dukes County

Island Grown Initiative in Vineyard Haven

 

Essex County

YMCA of the North Shore in Beverly

City of Gloucester Health Department

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

Beyond Soccer, Inc. in Lawrence

Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence

Groundwork Lawrence

Suenos Basketball in Lawrence

New American Association of Massachusetts in Lynn

The Food Project Inc. in Lynn

Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford

Coastal Foodshed, Inc. in New Bedford

Town of Norton

YMCA of Metro North in Peabody

Camp Fire North Shore in Salem

Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley in Salisbury

Boys and Girls Club of Metro South in Taunton

 

Hampden County

Gardening the Community, a Project of Third Sector New England in Springfield

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield

 

Hampshire County

Amherst Survival Center

All Out Adventures in Northampton

 

Middlesex County

Cambridge Camping Association

Everett Public Schools

Share Your Love Foundation in Everett

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION

City of Lowell Recreation Department

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell

Mill City Grows in Lowell

Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest in Marlborough

Hockomock Area YMCA in Milford

Waltham Boys and Girls Club

           

Norfolk County

South Shore YMCA in Quincy

Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton

 

Suffolk County

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.

Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston

La Alianza Hispana in Boston

Save the Harbor Save the Bay in Boston

YMCA of Greater Boston

West End House in Allston

Community Rowing Inc., in Brighton

The 3Point Foundation Inc., in Brighton

Charlestown Coalition

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership in Dorchester

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Dorchester

The Boston Project Ministries in Dorchester

Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston

Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Jamaica Plain

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Immigrant Family Service Institute in Roslindale

Madison Park Development Corporation in Roxbury

Sociedad Latina in Roxbury

Mothers for Justice and Equality in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan

Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. in Boston and Cambridge

Chelsea Collaborative

GreenRoots in Chelsea

City of Revere / Revere on the Move

 

Worcester County

Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

Spanish American Center in Leominster

Town of Rutland Recreation Department

The Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts in Worcester

Worcester Youth Center

YMCA of Central Mass in Worcester

 

AG Healey’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will fund employment for young people at the organizations from July 6, 2020 through September 4, 2020.

 

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Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 

Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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