Saving Summer Jobs: How Can Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Youth Outcomes during COVID-19?
Last summer, Boston invested an additional $4.1 million in the city’s summer jobs program to develop four new alternative tracks to not only ensure youth would be engaged during the summer but would also have the potential to develop their skills while earning the wages that their families depend on.
AYPF hosted this interactive webinar to illuminate how city and state governments facing both steep budget shortfalls and large logistical hurdles can learn from the Boston experience and mount effective summer job programs this year. Participants also heard directly from youth who shared their insight about the impact of participation in Boston’s summer youth employment program.
- Rashad O. Cope
Director of the Department of Youth Engagement & Employment, City of Boston
- Dr. Alicia Sasser Modestino
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics, Northeastern University