Family and Children’s Service is launching the Teen Scene Youth Jobs Program in March.
The program will offer youth, ages fifteen to eighteen years old in Lynn public high schools, an opportunity to participate in structured eighteen-week workforce development training.
This pilot program is designed to combine hands-on work experience (externships) with life skills workshops five days a week. The workshops will include VOICES and Making Proud Choices curricula, career development, educational enrichment, and guest speakers.
Participants will attend weekly workshops on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Activities will specifically focus on goal setting, resume preparation, financial literacy, social justice, homework assistance, and personal brand development. On Tuesdays and Thursdays participants will attend an internship at F&CS or an ‘externship’ with a community partner or local business.
The youth engagement team is currently selecting teens from a large applicant pool. Thanks to a grant from Mass Hire, and supporters like you, this pilot program is expected to start in March and hopefully expand in the future.