About YouthWorks ~ Greater New Bedford Summer 2023


YouthWorks Application

Welcome! This is the application form for the GNB YouthWorks program for Greater New Bedford Summer 2023. Please look over the information below and then continue to Page 1 of the application.

The application form has three pages. Click SAVE after each page and then go to the next page. Notice that questions marked with asterisks (*) are required and so be sure to complete these before moving to a next page. The page will remind you to complete these before you can continue.

About YouthWorks

Who manages YouthWorks in my local area?

New Bedford

YouthWorks Partner:
Website: www.masshiregnbcc.com/youth
Phone: 508-990-4000

What is YouthWorks?

YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer and/or school year at public, private, and nonprofit worksites.

Participants also receive training in soft skills to practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. And they learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways. All YouthWorks programs use the Signal Success curriculum to help young people learn and practice the skills that matter at work, school, and in life.

Visit the Commonwealth Corporation website to read more about the statewide YouthWorks program.

What are the eligibility requirements?

A youth is eligible to participate in the YouthWorks program if he/she is between the ages of 14 and 25 at least some time during the period of programming. For the summer a participating youth must have a family income for the most recent six-month period that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. OTHER FACTORS. Our program funding also asks that we serve youth with a variety of different factors, and we may ask for information about documentation about these factors. IMPORTANT: As part of your application process you are required to register on JobQuest at www.mass.gov/jobquest. Please complete this registration and enter your 8 digit Job Seeker ID in the application

What paperwork will I need?

To get started, you will fill out the online application on this website. If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • School ID
  • School Report card/ Diploma or School Withdrawal letter
  • Self-attestation of household income
  • Other documentation may be requested based on grant funding.

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