Summer Employment Initiative for Teens on the North Shore
F1rstJobs provides first-time employment opportunities for teens during July and August. In 2014 we began using an expanded 15 hour job readiness curriculum “Signal Success” for all youth who participate in the program. This new curriculum was piloted Statewide in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities to reinforce job readiness skills for youth who are starting their first job. This will provide the youth not only a summer employment experience, but also the important skills they need to enter the workforce.
As a North Shore business or non-profit/public organization, we would like to invite you to be a part of this vital initiative:
- Hiring a teen this summer, or
- Contributing money to the First Jobs Fund at the Essex County Community Foundation so that local non-profit and public organizations can hire teens
We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to the development of tomorrow’s workforce, help teens develop career goals, and benefit the communities you work and live in.