Attorney General Maura Healey’s office to fund summer jobs for teens


BOSTON (AP) — The workplace of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is offering $300,000 in grant funding to 73 organizations throughout the state to fund youth summer time jobs centered on selling well being and wellness.

This is the sixth 12 months the workplace is operating the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program, which supplies teenagers an opportunity to have a direct impression of their communities by working in jobs that promote good vitamin, bodily health and wholesome dwelling.

The grant program is funded with well being care and truthful labor-related settlement cash.

Grant recipients will need to have coronavirus security protocols together with protecting tools, social distancing, and transitioning to digital workspaces.

“Our summer jobs program provides teens across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, build new skills, and make a difference in their own communities by promoting healthy living,” Healey stated in an announcement.

Some of the roles funded this 12 months embody constructing and sustaining a group backyard or city farm and addressing meals safety and wellness wants of low-income communities.

Since its launch in 2015, this system has funded greater than 900 jobs.