High School Students

There are many opportunities and exciting things happenning in Boston for youth. The Mayor's Youth Council is a chance for teens in the City to get involved in city government, the Boston Public Library has Summer Reading lists for all Boston schools, and don't forget to check the Boston Youth Zone for summer job openings.

  • Mayor's Scholarship Winners

    College Scholarships

    An online directory with hundreds of scholarships for Boston students.

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  • BOSTONavigator Compass

    Bostonavigator: The place to search for youth programs in Boston

    Over 1,700 programs are searchable by keyword, activity, age, location or cost. You can even see reviews written by past participants.

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    Homework Assistance

    The Boston Public Library's Homework Assistance Program provides two services to students in Boston: a mentoring program serving 3rd-8th graders at every local branch and online service for 4th-12th graders

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  • Boston PIC

    Boston PIC

    The PIC (Private Industry Council) connects the youth and adults of Boston to education and employment opportunities. Every BPS student has a PIC counselor that can help build a resume, improve interview skills, match to job shadow opportunities, or connect to a job. Visit a PIC Career Specialist at any Boston Public School for assistance. 

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    Mayor's Youth Council

    The Mayor's Youth Council provides Boston's young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. High school juniors and seniors are selected to serve as volunteer representatives of every neighborhood in the city.

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  • Mayor's Youthline

    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 peer "listener" who can tell you about activities, sports, park facilities, health care, support programs and other opportunities in Boston. The Youthline also has an online database of nearly 4,000 Boston programs.

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    BPS School Profiles

    Detailed information for each Boston Public School. Learn about a school's leadership and staff, special programs, student body, test scores, attendance rates, plans to improve, student achievement, and other important information. You can also get directions to the school, or visit the school's own website.

    School Profiles »


  • State IDs Available at Age 14

    MA state ID cards are now available to applicants at the age of 14. A state ID makes it easier to obtain a work permit, cash paychecks, and proves identity to potential employees.

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