Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Useful info from City of Boston

February School Break Youth Resources & Opportunities
Important information for making the most of your school vacation! 

HOPELINE SUMMER 2012 JOB REGISTRATION: Register TODAY with the HOPELINE to work for the Boston Youth Fund during the summer of 2012! All applicants must be residents of Boston and be between the ages of 15 and 17 years old. You must turn 15 on or before Jul 8, 2012 and cannot turn 18 on or before Aug 17, 2012. Register online 24 hours a day until Mar 2 at 11:59pm. Or, call 617-635-HOPE (4673) on Feb 21, 22, or 23 from 10am-2pm. Registering with the HOPELINE does NOT guarantee a summer job. Please call the Boston Youth Fund with any questions, 617-635-4202. Check out a list of Summer Work Sites that offered HOPELINE jobs last summer. www.bostonyouthzone.com/byf

ABCD SummerWorks Registration: Apply for a summer job with SummerWorks! Register online 24 hours a day and follow the step-by-step instructions (requires a working email account). Read and complete the application with a parent or guardian. A complete application includes a signed application, CORI form, checklist, and eligibility documentation. You can also apply in person at your local neighborhood ABCD office. Applicants must be residents of Boston, be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old, and be income eligible. Submitting an application does NOT guarantee a summer job.  617-348-6548, www.summerworks.net

R.O.C.K. IT!!!
Boston R.O.C.K. It!!! Launch into Summer: Check out the many opportunities available for summer 2012 at Emmanuel College’s Yawkey Center gymnasium tomorrow,  Feb 22, 11am-1pm. Boston youth and their families are welcome to have fun with special guests, entertainment, interactive games, and more! Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway, Boston. 617-635-4920, www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Check Out What Boston Centers for Youth & Families Have to Offer Over February Break!: Participate in one of the many programs and activities offered by BCYF during February School Vacation. Play sports, go on field trips, participate in a modeling workshop, and more! For information on what various centers are offering visit, www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf.

Apply for the 2012-13 Mayor's Youth Council!: Are you a high school sophomore or junior who wants to make a difference in your community? Each year, teens from all over the city are selected as volunteer representatives to outreach to peers, advocate for youth issues, and meet with city officials. Applications available at www.bostonyouthzone.com/myc. Applications due: Mar 30.  617-635-2240, youthcouncil@cityofboston.gov

February Newsletter: Don’t forget to check out our February Newsletter for a complete list of things to do over February School Vacation! Go to the Winter Festival at Franklin Park, visit the MFA for free, and more! For more ideas for February Vacation, check out www.bostonyouthzone.com/PDFs/BYZ_Newsletter.pdf


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