Over $18,000 Awarded in Grant Funding for Lawrence Organizations to Hire Young People

BOSTON – The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey earlier this month awarded grant funding to 70 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for local youth focused on health and well-being, including $18,744 for organizations serving greater Lawrence.

“Thrilled to see the Attorney General’s office direct so much funding to provide good summer jobs for youth in Lawrence,” said State Senator Barbara L’Italien. “A job, beyond providing an often much-needed paycheck for a young person and their family, provides a sense of worthwhile fulfillment. The youth supported by these grants will be able to spend the summer servicing their community, learning skills, and gaining confidence.”

“Summer jobs empower young people to gain new skills and contribute to their communities,” AG Healey said. “Through our healthy summer youth jobs program, nearly 200 young people from across Massachusetts will work in jobs in government and nonprofit organizations focused on health and well-being.”

The five Lawrence organizations receiving funding through the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program are as follows:

Beyond Soccer: $3,864.00

Centro de Apoyo Familiar: $4,620.00

Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence: $2,640.00

Groundwork Lawrence: $4,620.00

Lawrence Boys & Girls Club: $3,000.00

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with $300,000 in settlement money from the AG’s Office. Beyond increasing employment for young people in the Commonwealth the grant funding will allow teens to hold jobs that include working in a community health center, counseling at a summer camp about nutrition, leading cooking classes, and working at a farmer’s market.

The Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program funds jobs for young people at through August 25th.