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

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 be offered in two cycles. Cycle 1 June-August and Cycle 2 September-May.

Youth will engage in Signal Success Job Readiness Skills training and participate in paid work- based learning experiences.

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


Participants can earn between $15.25- $16.50/Hour

To Apply

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

YouthWorks Applications Currently Closed. Applications will reopen in May 2023 for Cycle 1 (Summer) programs.

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

For more information

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

Collaboration Opportunities

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

If you are a local area business in Hampshire, Franklin or the North Quabbin regions or a community partner agency and you are interested in participating or you have questions about how you can get involved, please contact:

Anitra Ford, MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center Youth Programs Manager at: