The Summer Work Program is a free summer program for 9-12th graders aged 14-19 where they can explore a career of interest, work with a mentor, and earn money! This program is operated in partnership with MassHire North Shore Career Center and Salem Public Schools. *Complete registrations by May 27th. Parent Registration is only needed for students aged 14-17.
- Personalized Component - Individual projects that match career interests!
- Supportive Environment - Cohort meetings, peer partner encouragement & lasting friendships!
- Innovative Programming - Job readiness workshops & leadership training!
- Committed Mentors - 1:1 career mentor to help with projects!
- Build Networks - Connect with peers, employers, mentors and the larger community
- Learn New Skills - Develop workplace skills through workshops and hands-on learning
- Explore Career Interests - Engage in challenging projects that connect to individual careers of interest
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DATES - July 12th to August 18th DAYS - Mondays to Thursdays
TIME - 10:00 to 3:30 PM
Schedules can change.
- Cohort Meeting - Team building exercises and small group chats
- Career Mentor Meeting - Chat with a matched mentor
- Peer Partner Meeting - Chat and encourage a matched peer
- Project Time - Design and develop a project that meets a real-world need
- Career Readiness Workshop - Hands-on learning in workplace skills
- Career Enrichment Workshop - Hands-on activities in career fields
- Mindfulness Session - Relaxing and recharging activities
- Adventurer Session - Prepare for the adventures of high school
- Explorers Session - Explore skills for high school
- Pathfinders Session - Discover future paths to succeed
- Trailblazers Session - Learn skills to trek on a new journey
Students work 120 hours during the summer. Program components include:
- Self-paced and interactive career readiness training
- Project based learning aligned with student career interests
- Career mentor for weekly advising on the career field and project feedback
- LEAP facilitator for ongoing support
- Hourly rate at minimum wage
- Daily lunch
- Transportation assistance available to students who are more than 1 mile from the program location
- Friendly staff and community volunteers
- District COVID safety protocols in place
- Open to income-eligible high schoolers aged 14-19 residing on the North Shore, with priority given to students from economically disadvantaged households, English Learners, students of color, and first-generation-to-college students. Students are welcome regardless of documentation status.
- Admission to the program requires completion of paperwork to LEAP and MassHire North Shore Career Center.
Program Site Coordinator
For more program information, contact Madison Seligman using any method below:
Google Voice (978) 712-9714
14-15 Student Assistant Site Coordinator
For more information, contact Matt Leonard using any method below:
Google Voice(413) 274-8253
16-19 Student Assistant Site Coordinator
For more information, contact Chelsea Cimini using any method below:
Google Voice(978) 219-9617
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