Youth Employment

Job Opportunities

Teenagers entering young adulthood are an essential part of running Bird Street’s programs. We offer after school part-time employment and summer employment opportunities to youths as young 14-19 who show potential and take their jobs seriously.

 Bird Street’s process familiarizes youths with the hiring process within an environment designed to help them grow.  Job fairs are held in February, and interviews are held in May.  Jobs begin in July. Interested youths must fill out an application and submit resumes before being interviewed.

We take pride in educating our youth employees.  Before beginning any Bird Street Workforce Development program, youths complete at least five hours of job readiness training and a post-training evaluation. Using the MyCareerPathways software, youths learn to combine their skills and passions to find a good career match.  Youth employees must also agree to participate in academic support activities including MCAS/SAT prep, group tutoring, and four hours of individual tutoring per week.

How To Apply

BCYF SuccessLink Summer Youth Employment Program Now Open For Registration

 Registration Opens: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Registration Closes: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:00pm

(NOTE: Youth  may be contacted for an interview by a site prior to the end of the registration period, so we recommend that youth register early!)

Employment Program Begins: Monday, July 8, 2019

Employment Program Ends Friday, August 16, 2019

Here is a Link to the online application portal:

  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston
  • Must turn 15 years old on or before Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Cannot turn 19 years old, on or before Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

*Registering with SuccessLink does not guarantee a job*

ABCD's Youth Employment Program has a rolling application

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible because start dates for work will vary. If the student would like to work here due to it being close to home that is an option that is available.

Here is a link to the application and guidelines for everything that needs to be turned in below:

ABCD Worksmart Application 2018-19

Year Round Youth Checklist for Documents(Bring these in to be able to work)

ABCD Youth Services Programs + Summer 18-19(Ages 14-22)

Youth Employee Positions (School Year)


Youth will be responsible for participating and engaging in meaningful life skills workshops with our community partners and also will help to plan and coordinate community events at our center.

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Youth will be responsible for capturing picture and video content for Bird Street's social media pages. Youth will be apart of a team of 3-4 learning hoe to produce and capture different types of content along with creating a community center newsletter.


Youth employees will learn how to become social entrepreneurs by creating their own unique business plan that directly impacts the community in a positive way. Youth will pitch the business plan and be awarded up to $1000 to start it up and will be responsible for keeping it going until the end of school year.


Youth employees will be responsible for assisting the everyday operations of all programming that happens in the gym and will be responsible for putting together some type of sporting events for youth at our center other than basketball.

Youth Employee Positions (Summer)


Youth must be at least 16 years of age in order to participate in the Summer Day Getaway Program as (CIT's) Counselors In Training. Previous work experience is required for junior staff. Youth will be at Hale Reservation engaging with the kids while embarking on an exciting summer full of outdoor activities.


Youth will be able to support Bird Street's everyday operational activities by performing clerical tasks such as answering phones, filing paperwork and directing parents and visitors at the center to desired locations.

Career Learning

Bird Street offers a variety of educational programs which allow youths to develop the skills they will need in a professional environment.  Experience a summer of college education and professional development in our Connections to College program or get involved with in our Arts & Entrepreneurship programs participating in fashion design, dance, or boys glass arts in the fall.


Experience a summer full of education and professional development as part of the Connections to College program.


Connecting creative skills and business development in a variety of arts entrepreneurship classes