Advocating for Youth Employment

Youth employment opportunities, like the BBA Summer Jobs positions, provide valuable professional experience to prepare students for their future.

Youth employment opportunities, like the BBA Summer Jobs positions, provide valuable professional experience to prepare students for their future academic and career endeavors.

Over 700 Boston teens took to the streets last Thursday to advocate for an increase in state funding for youth employment. According to this Boston Globe article, teens are worried that the increase in minimum wage and proposed budget cuts will results in at least 1,000 less jobs this year.

The decrease in the overall number of jobs for Boston teens presents an even greater need for the legal community to take the lead and to support Mayor Walsh’s efforts to provide over 10,000 Boston teens with summer employment by hiring a student (or more than one!) through the BBA Summer Jobs Program.

The good news is that the legal community has already stepped up to continue to provide quality summer internships for Boston youth through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. We already have 48 student positions secured, which puts us well on our way to passing last year’s 64 positions

Are you interested in getting involved? Contact Katie D’Angelo at [email protected] for more information on how to hire a student.

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