Ways to Support

To support the youth we work with across 43 cities and towns in the Metro South/West Region of Massachusetts, we constantly seek new collaboration opportunities with employers from various industries. Below, you'll find some ways both employers and youth can benefit from working together, as well as potential collaboration opportunities with Youth Connections.

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Why Should You Hire Younger Demographics?

For employers, there are many benefits in hiring youth employees. It can be a fulfilling and cost-effective manner in which to address critical business needs, including:

  • Filling entry-level job vacancies
  • Completing overlooked administrative projects
  • Addressing coverage gaps during staff vacations or busy seasons

Hiring young people also allows employers to take advantage of the energy and enthusiasm young people bring to their work. Since they have grown up with computers and mobile devices, Their fluency with technology can be an immediate asset in the modern workplace.

Shaping Our Future

For teens, early work experiences play a significant role in their transition to adulthood, by building their sense of self-esteem and independence; allowing them to contribute to thei household income and introducing them to both experiences and role models that may shape the way they think about their futures.

By introducing young people to a profession, employers can begin the process of educating the next wave of workers in their industry. The result can be a workplace with increased morale and a greater diversity of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

Ways To Get Involved

Guest Speaker

Provide a short presentation to a classroom or student group.

Commitment: less than an hour

Mock Interview

Help teens hone their interview skills.

Commitment: under three hours

Youth Committee

A collaboration among businesses and educational professionals, local government, community leaders and youth that aim to provide all youth with opportunities to become productive members of the community.

Commitment: Bi-monthly meeting that last 1.5 hours

Job Shadow

Provide a tour, informational interview and sample work duties.

Commitment: under four hours and lunch

Company Tour

Show off your place of business and give insights to the many types of jobs available there.

Commitment: under four hours

Career Fair

Inform teens on the details surrounding your occupation and work duties.

Commitment: under four hours

Job Fair

Participate in a job fair that targets young adults.

Commitment: under four hours

Host An Extern

Provide a teacher with a chance to learn about your industry from the inside and develop relevant student materials.

Commitment: Minimum of 50 hours

Sponsor Summer Job

Provide a structured summer employment opportunity for a local teen at your site or at a local non-profit.

Commitment: Roughly $1,600

Host An Intern

Provide a temporary work-and-learning opportunity for a local teen.

Commitment: Your time to train and mentor

Getting In Contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions!

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