Career Connection is a year-round program designed to improve school performance, attendance, and retention, and prepare youth ages 14 to 21 for successful futures through attainment of a high school diploma and placement in post-secondary education and/or employment. Career Connection provides youth, identified by the Cambridge School system as being at-risk, with academic support, pre-employment/work maturity skills building, leadership development, and summer activities that combine work with academic remediation and skills development. Career Connection also provides strong support and advocacy through counseling, mentoring, placement, and follow-up services to support retention in post-graduation placement. Graduates often return to the program in the summer as Junior Staff and peer models to current participants.
For more information contact Valerie Hammond, Youth Programs Career Coach, at ValerieHammond@justastart.org or 617-918-7538.