These 100 Massachusetts organizations are getting grants for summer jobs for teens

By Jim Kinney | July 9, 2019

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is awarding nearly $322,000 to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness.

“Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a difference in their own community,” Healey said in a statement. “We are pleased to be able to continue to support cities, towns and nonprofits with this funding that keeps young people active and safe in the summer months and improves public health in Massachusetts.”

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with health-care related settlement money from the attorney general’s office. It’s the fifth year that the office is running the grant program, which allows teens to hold summer jobs in their own communities that are focused on promoting nutrition, physical fitness and healthy living.

The program runs until Aug. 30.

Examples of jobs funded through this year’s grant program include:

coaching sports or physical fitness activities at a summer camp;
building and maintaining a community garden or urban farm;
leading classes on cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles;
creating a recycling awareness campaign for the community; and,
mentoring and educating youth about healthy relationships.
Since Healey launched the grant program in 2015, it has funded more than 800 jobs for young people across the state.

Staff from the Attorney General’s Community Engagement and Fair Labor Divisions will also visit the young workers and providing training on worker’s rights and wage and hour laws, according to a news release.

The 100 organizations — including nonprofits, municipalities, and other government offices — receiving funding through the program are:

The Cape and the Islands

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown
Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich
Island Grown Initiative in Vineyard Haven
Berkshire County

Berkshire Family YMCA in North Adams and Pittsfield
Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington
Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams
Bristol County

Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership, Inc. in Attleboro
Boys and Girls Club of Fall River in Assonet
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River
Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford
Coastal Foodshed Inc. in New Bedford
Community Boating Center, Inc. in New Bedford
Town of Norton
Saint Vincent’s Home Corporation in South Dartmouth
Essex County

Amesbury Recreation
Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
Groundwork Lawrence
Beyond Soccer, Inc. in Lawrence
Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. in Methuen
City of Newburyport
Camp Fire North Shore in Salem
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn
The Food Project Inc. in Lynn, Beverly and Wenham
City of Gloucester Health Department
YMCA of Metro North in Peabody
Hampden County

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
Gandara Center, Inc. in Springfield
Gardening the Community, a project of Third Sector New England in Springfield
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services in Springfield
New North Citizens’ Council in Springfield
Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management
Hampshire County

All Out Adventures in Northampton
Mark Meadows After School Program (MMASDC, Inc) in Amherst
City of Easthampton
Middlesex County

Arlington Boys and Girls Club
Brazilian American Center Framingham
Mill City Grows in Lowell
UTEC in Lowell
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham
Cambridge Camping Association
Groundwork Somerville
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in Chelmsford
City of Marlborough
Scalabrini Assistance and Cultural Center in Somerville
Watertown Boys and Girls Club
Everett Public Schools
Centro Comunitario Scalabrini in Everett
Medford Recreation
Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. in Boston and Cambridge
Norfolk County

Town of Weymouth Recreation Department
South Shore YMCA in Quincy
Randolph Board of Health
Town of Norwood Public Health Department
Plymouth County

Old Colony YMCA in Brockton and Middleboro
Boys and Girls Club of Brockton
Suffolk County

Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston
Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. in Boston
Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. in Boston
La Alianza Hispana in Boston
Fourth Presbyterian Church of South Boston
Save the Harbor Save the Bay in Boston
YMCA of Greater Boston
West End House Boys & Girls Club in Boston
Community Rowing in Brighton
Mothers for Justice and Equality in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan
Whittier Street Health Center in Boston
Sociedad Latina in Roxbury
Charlestown Coalition
All Dorchester Sports & Leadership
InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Dorchester
The Boston Project Ministries in Dorchester
Chelsea Collaborative
Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston
Project R.I.G.H.T., Inc. in Dorchester
Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Jamaica Plain
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families in Roxbury
Madison Park Development Corporation in Roxbury
Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. In Boston and Cambridge
City of Chelsea Department of Public Works in Chelsea
GreenRoots in Chelsea
Boys & Girls Club of Boston
City of Revere / Revere on the Move
Worcester County

City of Worcester
Worcester Youth Center
Girls Inc. of Worcester
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
City of Gardner
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Town of Rutland Recreation Department
Town of Webster Recreation Department
Children Across America in Milford
Hockomock Area YMCA in Milford

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By Jim Kinney | July 9, 2019

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is awarding nearly $322,000 to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness.

“Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a difference in their own community,” Healey said in a statement. “We are pleased to be able to continue to support cities, towns and nonprofits with this funding that keeps young people active and safe in the summer months and improves public health in Massachusetts.”

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with health-care related settlement money from the attorney general’s office. It’s the fifth year that the office is running the grant program, which allows teens to hold summer jobs in their own communities that are focused on promoting nutrition, physical fitness and healthy living.

The program runs until Aug. 30.

Examples of jobs funded through this year’s grant program include:

coaching sports or physical fitness activities at a summer camp;
building and maintaining a community garden or urban farm;
leading classes on cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles;
creating a recycling awareness campaign for the community; and,
mentoring and educating youth about healthy relationships.
Since Healey launched the grant program in 2015, it has funded more than 800 jobs for young people across the state.

Staff from the Attorney General’s Community Engagement and Fair Labor Divisions will also visit the young workers and providing training on worker’s rights and wage and hour laws, according to a news release.

The 100 organizations — including nonprofits, municipalities, and other government offices — receiving funding through the program are:

The Cape and the Islands

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown
Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich
Island Grown Initiative in Vineyard Haven
Berkshire County

Berkshire Family YMCA in North Adams and Pittsfield
Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington
Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams
Bristol County

Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership, Inc. in Attleboro
Boys and Girls Club of Fall River in Assonet
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River
Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford
Coastal Foodshed Inc. in New Bedford
Community Boating Center, Inc. in New Bedford
Town of Norton
Saint Vincent’s Home Corporation in South Dartmouth
Essex County

Amesbury Recreation
Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
Groundwork Lawrence
Beyond Soccer, Inc. in Lawrence
Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. in Methuen
City of Newburyport
Camp Fire North Shore in Salem
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn
The Food Project Inc. in Lynn, Beverly and Wenham
City of Gloucester Health Department
YMCA of Metro North in Peabody
Hampden County

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
Gandara Center, Inc. in Springfield
Gardening the Community, a project of Third Sector New England in Springfield
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services in Springfield
New North Citizens’ Council in Springfield
Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management
Hampshire County

All Out Adventures in Northampton
Mark Meadows After School Program (MMASDC, Inc) in Amherst
City of Easthampton
Middlesex County

Arlington Boys and Girls Club
Brazilian American Center Framingham
Mill City Grows in Lowell
UTEC in Lowell
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham
Cambridge Camping Association
Groundwork Somerville
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in Chelmsford
City of Marlborough
Scalabrini Assistance and Cultural Center in Somerville
Watertown Boys and Girls Club
Everett Public Schools
Centro Comunitario Scalabrini in Everett
Medford Recreation
Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. in Boston and Cambridge
Norfolk County

Town of Weymouth Recreation Department
South Shore YMCA in Quincy
Randolph Board of Health
Town of Norwood Public Health Department
Plymouth County

Old Colony YMCA in Brockton and Middleboro
Boys and Girls Club of Brockton
Suffolk County

Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston
Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. in Boston
Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. in Boston
La Alianza Hispana in Boston
Fourth Presbyterian Church of South Boston
Save the Harbor Save the Bay in Boston
YMCA of Greater Boston
West End House Boys & Girls Club in Boston
Community Rowing in Brighton
Mothers for Justice and Equality in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan
Whittier Street Health Center in Boston
Sociedad Latina in Roxbury
Charlestown Coalition
All Dorchester Sports & Leadership
InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Dorchester
The Boston Project Ministries in Dorchester
Chelsea Collaborative
Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston
Project R.I.G.H.T., Inc. in Dorchester
Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Jamaica Plain
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families in Roxbury
Madison Park Development Corporation in Roxbury
Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. In Boston and Cambridge
City of Chelsea Department of Public Works in Chelsea
GreenRoots in Chelsea
Boys & Girls Club of Boston
City of Revere / Revere on the Move
Worcester County

City of Worcester
Worcester Youth Center
Girls Inc. of Worcester
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
City of Gardner
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Town of Rutland Recreation Department
Town of Webster Recreation Department
Children Across America in Milford
Hockomock Area YMCA in Milford

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