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Monday, June 18, 2018

AG HEALEY FUNDS SUMMER YOUTH JOBS ACROSS THE STATE

AG HEALEY FUNDS SUMMER YOUTH JOBS ACROSS THE STATE
Program Awards $327,000 to 90 Organizations for Summer Jobs that Promote Healthy Living for Low-Income Young People and Benefit Health Care Consumers

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $327,000 in grant funding to 90 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for low-income young people focused on health and wellness.

            “This program is focused not only on keeping young people safe and active during the summer, but on offering them a chance to challenge themselves and make a difference in their communities,” said AG Healey. “By directing the funding toward jobs that promote healthy living, we are aiming to tackle obesity and disease prevention in at-risk communities across the state – win-win for all.”

Through this program, young people throughout the state will be able to advance public health in their communities by providing health promotion and disease prevention interventions that address factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control. These factors include behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and inadequate physical activity.
            This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with $326,827 in settlement money from the AG’s Office. Beyond increasing employment for young people, the grant funding will allow teens to hold jobs this summer that will impact public health including working at a community health center, leading cooking classes and teaching nutrition or fitness at a summer camp.

In the four years that the AG’s Office has run this grant program, it has funded more than 750 jobs for youth across the state through settlement money.

The 90 organizations – including nonprofits, cities and towns and public offices – receiving funding through the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program include:

The Cape and the Islands
Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown
Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich

Berkshire County
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams

Bristol County
Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro and Norton
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River
Diabetes Association Inc.
Community Boating Center, Inc. in New Bedford
Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board
Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford
Boys and Girls Club of Taunton
Youth Opportunities Unlimited in New Bedford
Town of Somerset

Essex County
Camp Fire North Shore in Salem
Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., in Methuen
Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. in Methuen
Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
City of Newburyport
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn
Boys and Girls Club of Lynn in Middleton
YMCA of the North Shore / Cape Ann YMCA in Haverhill

Franklin County
Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. in Greenfield

Hampden County
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
Holyoke Parks and Recreation
Don’t Take That Receipt!/ Easthampton Media in Holyoke
The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management

Hampshire County
City of Easthampton

            Middlesex County
            Arlington Boys and Girls Club
Boston College Urban Hydro Farmers in Chestnut Hill
Boys & Girls Club of Medford and Somerville
            Brazilian American Center Framingham
            Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc.
            Cambridge Camping Association
            City of Somerville
            Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
            Groundwork Somerville
Mill City Grows
            REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham
            Waltham Boys & Girls Club
            Watertown Boys and Girls Club
            City of Marlborough
            Everett Public Schools
            Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield
            UTEC

            Norfolk County
            Town of Weymouth Recreation Department
             
            South Shore YMCA in Quincy
            Randolph Board of Health

            Plymouth County
            Old Colony YMCA in Brockton
            Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
            EAST Youth Center, Inc. in Middleboro

            Suffolk County
Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston
Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
La Alianza Hispana in Boston
IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion in Boston
Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay in Boston
Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston
Youth Enrichment Services in Boston
Boys & Girls Club of Boston
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Citizen Schools in Boston
West End House Boys & Girls Club in Boston
InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Boston
All Dorchester Sports & Leadership
The Boston Project Ministries
Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Boston
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Whittier Street Health Center in Boston
Sociedad Latina in Boston
Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston
St. Stephen’s Youth Programs in Boston
Mothers for Justice and Equality in Boston
Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation
Chelsea Collaborative
City of Revere / Revere on the Move
MetroLacrosse, Inc.

            Worcester County
            City of Fitchburg
            City of Worcester
            Worcester Youth Center
            Girls Inc. of Worcester
            City of Gardner
            Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley
            Spanish American Center, Inc. of Leominster
            Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
            YMCA of Central Massachusetts

AG Healey’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will fund employment for young people at the organizations from July 9, 2018 and through Aug. 31, 2018.