Youth Engagement and Employment

The Department of Youth Engagement & Employment is the place to find youth job opportunities, activities, after-school programs, and other fun things for Boston's youth to do. Also, find tips on finding a job, resume guides, scholarships, and money-saving information. Stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. and check out events on the Youth Zone calendar.

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    Youth Participatory Budgeting

    City of Boston launched a groundbreaking participatory budgeting (PB) process to engage Boston youth in directly deciding how to spend $1 million of the city's capital budget. Through participatory budgeting, young Bostonians will identify projects to improve their communities, vet those projects, consider trade-offs, and vote on how to spend the $1 million.

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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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  • 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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    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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    Boston Youth Fund

    BYF makes it a priority to offer positive job experiences to youth. It hopes to grant all Boston youth the opportunity to discover new skills, as well as an understanding about the workforce they will encounter in the future.

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    Boston Centers for Youth & Families

    The Boston Centers for Youth & Families offers many types of programs including: aquatics, summer camp, Camp Joy (special needs camp for children and adults,) childcare, GED testing, adult education, Computer Learning Centers, recreation, sports and fitness leagues and much more.

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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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BYZ Newsletter

  • December Newsletter 2014

    My Brother's Keeper and other winter events are now here in the December edition of the newsletter!

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Video & Multimedia

  • Healthy Eating with the Red Sox and MYC

    The Mayor's Youth Council joined the Boston Public Health Commission and teens from across the city to prepare a healthy and delicious meal just before the start of the 2012-2013 school year. They shopped for fresh produce at the local farmer's market in Copley Square and prepared a meal. After meal preparations were over, the group enjoyed the lunch with a Boston Red Sox Player and Mayor Menino. Check out the process and get the recipe.

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  • David Ortiz's Message About Violence

    The City of Boston and the Boston Red Sox have teamed together to produce a public service announcement addressing violence.

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