By Cyrus Moulton | Aug 1, 2018
WORCESTER – Attorney General Maura Healey visited Girls Inc. of Worcester on Wednesday to meet with teenagers who have benefited from $12,000 in grant funding awarded to three local organizations providing summer jobs.
The attorney general’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program provides young people with jobs focused on health and wellness. In the past four years, the attorney general’s office has used more than $1 million in settlement money to fund more than 600 jobs for young people across the state.
This year, Girls Inc., the Worcestser Youth Center and the YMCA of Central Massachusetts received a total of $12,000 as part of the program.
Girls Inc. of Worcester, an organization focused on empowering young girls to be strong, smart and independent women, used its $4,500 to hire camp counselors and lifeguards for its three summer camps. The hires are in programs that promote nutrition, physical fitness, and mental health for more than 300 campers.
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