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Providing activity, providing jobs: My Summer in the City

Posted 08/28/2013 by Paul S. Grogan

It’s the first question many young people will get asked on that first day of school. “So, what did you do with your summer?”

At the Boston Foundation and other organizations throughout Boston – we have spent our summer giving young people the best possible answer to that question.

Our summer investments total well over $600,000 – creating and supporting programs for kids, and more than 200 jobs for youth and young adults. Both parts are critical – summer is an opportunity for students to learn and take part in experiences they don’t get in their daily schooling. But for young adults – these summer opportunities may be even more critical. A summer job is a lifeline for a young person – access to income, valuable work experience and a way off the street.