Boston to Create Additional 200 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Marty Walsh has announced an additional $270,000 in funding

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced the city is creating 200 additional youth jobs this summer at a cost of $270,000.

Walsh has made youth summer employment a priority. Under his leadership, Boston currently places more than 10,000 young people annually in meaningful summer jobs.

"Summer jobs provide more than just a source of income for our young people," says Walsh. "These jobs provide valuable work experience, mentorship opportunities, self- confidence and most importantly, an opportunity to see a new and better future. I thank our partners on the City Council for their continued support."

The city's overall commitment to the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment youth jobs will grow by nearly 22 percent in fiscal year 2016.

Summer jobs have been crucial to combating youth violence.

This month, Mayor Walsh announced a public/private partnership led by the Mayor's Public Safety Initiative with John Hancock and Boys & Girls Club of Boston's Youth Connect program that is aimed at stemming youth violence by providing clinical case management and positive youth development opportunities for high-risk youth. 

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