Mass General Hospital

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Name of Treatment Program: Summer Jobs for Youth

Short description: MGH Youth Programs aim to educate young people in Boston, Chelsea and Revere about health and science subjects, expose them to related careers and equip them with the knowledge and skills to excel in life and career.

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Alt text: Student and Mentor

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Massachusetts General Hospital provides meaningful employment opportunities young people from select high schools. The program offers young people positive summertime activities as they are exposed to health-related careers that could be in their future.

At Mass General or our health centers in Revere, Charlestown and Chelsea, students work in various departments, including nursing, pharmacy, patient transport, research labs and more. To maximize their experience with young people, students’ supervisors participate in a program orientation and training, and students receive additional support through weekly workshops focused on personal and professional development.

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Elementary and Middle School STEM Clubs 

MGH Youth Scholars

STEM programming for secondary school students is more intensive and comprehensive. With our partners, East Boston High School, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Revere High School, Chelsea High School, and the Charlestown community, the weekly curriculum on the MGH campus provides foundational learning for grades 9 through high school and beyond. The goal is to spark college aspirations and to understand the connection between a health or science career, and what it takes to get there. Summer enrichment in STEM curriculum takes place for students in STEM Camp in partnership with Wheelock College.

Summer Jobs for Youth

CCHI Youth Programs provides more than 1,000 youth each year with academic, life, and career skills that expand and enhance their educational and career options. MGH takes a “longitudinal approach” that recognizes the value of fostering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and interests in young people across a broad age spectrum, from 3rd grade to college. Students from schools and youth-serving programs across the Boston area participate in a variety of age-appropriate programs.

2014-2015 academic year outcomes

Community Opportunities

Job Shadow Day: This annual event provides students with an experiential glimpse into various careers at MGH. Job Shadow Day helps students gain awareness of the skills needed for certain jobs, identify career interests, understand the relevance of school to work and careers, and apply and develop the skill of interacting with professionals. In 2015, MGH hosted 104 Boston public school students.

 

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Contact: Margo McGovern - 1922

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