Regional Employment Board Youth Works

Program Name: Regional Employment Board Youth Works

Location(s)/Contact Info:

35 Mt. Carmel Ave
3rd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013
(413) 612-0206

Description:

The primary goal of the Summer Employment Program is to work in collaboration with the Regional Employment Board. This collaboration helps us provide a structured well supervised work experience for low income; at risk youth ages 14-21.

Youth ages 14-17 must have valid work permit.  Also, all youth must complete a Work Readiness Training once chosen for a position.


Eligibility:

The REB Youth Works Program guidelines are as follows:

Must fall under the income guidelines to qualify (200% of Federal Poverty).  Also, there are risk factors that are strongly considered when choosing youth and they are as follows:

  • A history of juvenile delinquency. Either having the status of "court involved", in the custody of DYS, or on juvenile court probation.
  • Poor academic performance or a school dropout
  • Homelessness or being a runaway
  • Having aged out of foster care, or being close to aging out of foster care
  • Being the child of a single working parent
  • Having a disability or special needs
  • Lack of fluency in English, or being a foreign immigrant
  • Being a teen parent
  • Income eligible only

Service Area:

REB Youth Works serves Chicopee



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