YouthWorks FY 22-23

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center has partnered with Commonwealth Corporation to offer YouthWorks Year-Round.

About YouthWorks

YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer and/or school year at public, private and nonprofit worksites.

Participants also receive training in core soft skills so they can practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. And they learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways. All YouthWorks programs use the Signal Success curriculum to help young people learn and practice the skills that matter at work, at school, and in life.

More information about Commonwealth Corporation and youthworks can be found here

Our Program

Our YouthWorks program will have 24 seats during the Summer (June-Sep) for youth ages 16-21.

Youth will engage in Signal Success Job Readiness Skills training and participate in paid work- based learning experiences that will take place at in-person work sites

We will also have approximately 4-5 Peer Leader positions available for returning YouthWorks participants.

Depending on tier and level of commitment youth will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Signal Success Career Readiness
  • Career Exploration
  • Case Management
  • Sector-aligned project-based learning incentives
  • Micro Career Pathway Courses
  • Peer Leadership opportunities
  • Subsidized Work Placements


  • Regular participants will earn $15/hour
  • Peer leaders will earn $17/ hour
  • Internship placements will go from 7/5/22-8/26/22
  • All participants will be required to engage in 15 program hours per week

To Apply

If you are a youth who is interested in participating in this program please complete the application by clicking the link below:

* Be sure to complete the application before closing the window. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We are looking for local businesses and agencies to host youth in the spring.

If you are interested in being a YouthWorks worksite, please complete the worksite application by clicking the link below:

For more information

Please contact Savannah Baldwin at the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center Youth Services Counselor at: