Important Update: COVID-19 and YOU Boston Programming

Update as of August 2020: All YOU Boston in-person programming and services remain limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. However, all work-readiness programming and case management services continue to be available virtually. To ensure the health and safety of YOU Boston staff and youth, virtual services will remain in effect throughout the fall season. Limited in-person services will be provided only when deemed safe in accordance with local health guidelines.

For general questions related to YOU Boston's COVID-19 response and programming please contact us at YOU@boston.gov or click here to visit our contact page.

To reach an individual staff member, visit Our Team page for contact information.

  

YOU Boston empowers young people from court-involved or at-risk backgroundsto succeed in the workforce, in the community, and in their lives.

YOU Boston Gets Results.

$15/hour

Average wage for youth enteringprivate sector employment

Youth placed in private jobswho stayed for 30+ days

YOU Boston supports young people through three progressive levels of employment – job-readiness training, subsidized employment, and private sector placement – with the goal of preparing them for sustainable, living wage jobs.

By the time YOU Boston youth advance to private sector employment, they show staying power – the result of months of intense case management, mentorship, job training, and personal growth.

And Changes Lives.

Chuckie Cosme started a new life as an apprentice in the sprinklerfitters union thanks to Operation Exit, a YOU Boston program for citizens returning from incarceration. Learn more about Operation Exit.

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FY18-FY19

692

YOUTH SERVED

254

PLACED IN SUBSIDIZED JOBS

121

PLACED IN PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS