The summer of 2024 will mark our nineteenth year of F1rstJobs. We will be partnering with a variety of worksites made up of nonprofit organizations and municipal offices. Job descriptions are still in the works and can include anything from working outdoors in landscaping or urban farming, to child care or office work, and everything in between!

Young adults age 14-25 may complete our summer jobs application by clicking  HERE!
Please note the majority of worksites will be hiring for ages 16-21.
If you need assistance with your job search, please contact the Youth Career Center at 781-691-7430.

Questions/concerns/appointments regarding the application/process please call the North Shore Youth Career Center Staff:

This program is funded at the state level from Commonwealth Corporation, and administered by MassHire North Shore. 

Youthworks is a workforce development program focusing on young adults that are:

  • Low Income
  • Have a disability
  • At risk      (below listed factors)
    • Identify as a LGBTQIA+ community (no documentation required)
    • Limited English Language fluency
    • Court-involved youth (juvenile arrest, gang-involved, probation, DYS, CRA)
    • Foster Youth (DCF)
    • Former foster care youth (DCF)
    • Teen Parent
    • Currently homeless or runaway youth
    • Child of a single, working parent

Requirements for Youthworks program:

MassHire North Shore Youth Career Center staff must collect certain documentation to complete the eligibility process.

  • Youth must complete the online application
    • Once hired, youth over 18 must sign the attestation form and consent forms
    • Once hired youth under 18 must have a parent/guardian complete/sign attestation & consent forms
  • Social Security Card- copy, or if unwilling to allow a copy, we may see the card either in person or on zoom, and staff may validate in that manner.
  • Birth Certificate,  US Passport or Valid permanent resident card/I-94 card (copy of front and back)
  • Staff will work to determine if the youth meets the above criteria of being low income, at risk, or having a disability.  Additional documents may be requested upon hire.

Please note that not all sample backup documentation is listed on this sheet. If you have any questions regarding your backup documentation please call the MassHire North Shore Youth Career Center staff.