Boston offers summer jobs, academics to help curb youth violence

06/30/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Boston officials announced 400 additional summer jobs for at-risk youths as part of a plan to stem neighborhood violence this summer. The city has hired 7,000 youths this summer, down from 10,000 last year. Nonprofit groups and private foundations are funding the jobs, which officials said will help teens gain employment, networking and other critical life skills. The city is also providing summer-school programs that include field trips, arts and music courses to engage struggling ninth-graders from low-income neighborhoods.

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