The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Connecting Activities” initiative is an in-school program that is designed for in-school youth that allows students to experience the world of work through internships. The program helps youth see the relationship between what they are learning in school and their career aspirations.

Bellingham High School

Contact Pam Butanowicz at

Framingham High School

Contact Kevin Lopez at

Marlborough High School

Contact Amanda Chenier at

Norwood High School

Contact Melaurie Jean-Noel at

  • The Public Schools of Brookline
  • Holliston Public School
  • Hudson Public School
  • Newton Public School
  • Walpole Public School
  • Waltham Public School

For more information contact Laura Bilazarian Purutyan at


YouthWorks provides summer and year-round subsidized private, public and non-profit jobs to at-risk youth between 14 and 21 years old in the City of Framingham.

To be eligible for the Metro South/West YouthWorks program, you must:

  • Live in Framingham
  • Be Between the Ages of 14 and 21
  • Must Currently Receive Free or Reduced Lunch

For additional information contact or 508-782-7541.

Youth Resources

Additional Youth Programs below.

National Youth Guard

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