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Are you between the ages of 14 and 18? Are you looking for work or something to do after school? If so, you have come to the right place. On this page, you will find information to help you land a job or a spot in an afterschool program  

Mayor's Youthline  617-635-2240 | 617-635-KIDS
This resource line is open weekdays 11am-7pm (summer and vacations 10am-6pm). Talk to a teen-aged peer "listener" about subjects ranging from activities, sports, and park facilities to health care, support programs, and other opportunities in Boston. The Youthline also has an online database of nearly 4,000 Boston programs.

Youth Employment Information:
To work in Boston you must be 14 years or older. If you are between the ages of 14 and 15 you will need to obtain a workers permit, and if you are between the ages of 16 and 17, you will need to obtain an educational certificate. For more information on how to obtain either document, please see your school's guidance counselor.

Visit these sites for more information on youth job placements:

ABCD SummerWorks
Sign up period ends in June of each year.
SuccessLink (formerly Boston Youth Fund (BYF) Hopeline)
Sign up period is from February to March each year.

Boston PIC (Boston Private Industry Council)



Interested in being a Start Strong Peer Leader?

The Start Strong Initiative is an initiative focused on reducing adolescent dating abuse and helping youth create positive relationship skills. Peer Leaders work to get the word out about what constitutes a healthy relationship and the consequences of teen dating violence in the community.

To be eligible to apply, you must be currently enrolled in high school. This position is full-time during the summer and up to 10 hours a week during the school year. Sign up period is from February to March each year.   These are paid positions.

Interested in hosting a Start Strong Training?

"Bringing healthy relationship/teen dating violence prevention trainings to your door."  Start Strong aims to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships using a peer leadership model. Workshops take place on the weekends and afternoons, and are approximately one to two hours long. Start Strong tailors every workshop to meet the needs of each teen and adult, and every training is conducted by trained Peer Leaders with an adult supervisor present. Workshops are interactive, engaging, and fun!

If you are interested in a Start Strong training on healthy teen relationships, contact Jess Alder at or 617-534-3446. For more information see the Start Strong Healthy Relationship Trainings list.


The Halls Web Series
The HallsHave you heard about the Halls? THE HALLS follows three young men in Boston, as they explore relationships, trauma, masculinity, and personal identity. Tension develops when rumors of rape swirl around the school. Watch their journey through… THE HALLS.

Watch The Halls Video Web Series

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