Teens in the YES Leadership Corps program had the opportunity to participate in a series of weekly Virtual Networking Nights this winter. The nights were focused on different career pathways and industries. Teens met in large groups virtually with volunteers working in a certain field before breaking into smaller groups where volunteers shared more information about what they do and how they have reached their career goals. Industries represented at the Networking Nights included: Arts, Design, and Curating; Social Work, Social Services, and Psychology; Medicine, Health, and Public Health; Sports, Athletics, and College Athletics.
During the Networking Nights, teens had the opportunity to ask questions, engage in conversations, and learn more about industries they might be interested in working in one day. Teens asked volunteers advice about getting into the field, what they studied in school, what a typical day looks like, and what skills are most important for their jobs.
Teens also had the opportunity to participate in a Summer Opportunities Fair. Boston organizations offering teen jobs this summer attended the fair to share information about their open positions. Thank you to all who attended!
Artists for Humanity
Boston University’s Reach Dance Program
Dana Farmer Summer Internship
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard
The Food Project Seed Crew
YES Summer Employment