Attorney General Healey Funds $327,000 in Summer Youth Jobs

Sandwich and Martha's Vineyard programs included...

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $327,000 in grant funding to 90 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for low-income young people focused on health and wellness.

“This program is focused not only on keeping young people safe and active during the summer, but on offering them a chance to challenge themselves and make a difference in their communities,” said AG Healey. “By directing the funding toward jobs that promote healthy living, we are aiming to tackle obesity and disease prevention in at-risk communities across the state – win-win for all.”

Through this program, young people throughout the state will be able to advance public health in their communities by providing health promotion and disease prevention interventions that address factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control. These factors include behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and inadequate physical activity.

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with $326,827 in settlement money from the AG’s Office. Beyond increasing employment for young people, the grant funding will allow teens to hold jobs this summer that will impact public health including working at a community health center, leading cooking classes and teaching nutrition or fitness at a summer camp.

In the four years that the AG’s Office has run this grant program, it has funded more than 750 jobs for youth across the state through settlement money.

The 90 organizations – including nonprofits, cities and towns and public offices – receiving funding through the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program include:

The Cape and the Islands

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown

Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich

Berkshire County

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams

Bristol County

Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro and Norton

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River

Diabetes Association Inc.

Community Boating Center, Inc. in New Bedford

Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board

Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford

Boys and Girls Club of Taunton

Youth Opportunities Unlimited in New Bedford

Town of Somerset

Essex County

Camp Fire North Shore in Salem

Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence

Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., in Methuen

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. in Methuen

Groundwork Lawrence

Lawrence Boys & Girls Club

City of Newburyport

Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn

Boys and Girls Club of Lynn in Middleton

YMCA of the North Shore / Cape Ann YMCA in Haverhill

Franklin County

Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. in Greenfield

Hampden County

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

Holyoke Parks and Recreation

Don’t Take That Receipt!/ Easthampton Media in Holyoke

The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield

Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management

Hampshire County

City of Easthampton

Middlesex County

Arlington Boys and Girls Club

Boston College Urban Hydro Farmers in Chestnut Hill

Boys & Girls Club of Medford and Somerville

Brazilian American Center Framingham

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc.

Cambridge Camping Association

City of Somerville

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell

Groundwork Somerville

Mill City Grows

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham

Waltham Boys & Girls Club

Watertown Boys and Girls Club

City of Marlborough

Everett Public Schools

Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield

UTEC

Norfolk County

Town of Weymouth Recreation Department

South Shore YMCA in Quincy

Randolph Board of Health

Plymouth County

Old Colony YMCA in Brockton

Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield

EAST Youth Center, Inc. in Middleboro

Suffolk County

Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston

Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.

La Alianza Hispana in Boston

IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion in Boston

Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay in Boston

Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston

Youth Enrichment Services in Boston

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

Citizen Schools in Boston

West End House Boys & Girls Club in Boston

InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Boston

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

The Boston Project Ministries

Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Boston

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Whittier Street Health Center in Boston

Sociedad Latina in Boston

Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs in Boston

Mothers for Justice and Equality in Boston

Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation

Chelsea Collaborative

City of Revere / Revere on the Move

MetroLacrosse, Inc.

Worcester County

City of Fitchburg

City of Worcester

Worcester Youth Center

Girls Inc. of Worcester

City of Gardner

Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley

Spanish American Center, Inc. of Leominster

Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

YMCA of Central Massachusetts

AG Healey’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will fund employment for young people at the organizations from July 9, 2018 and through Aug. 31, 2018.


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