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MGH Youth Programs

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.

About this Program

MGH 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. We take a "longitudinal approach" that recognizes the value of fostering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and interest in young people across a broad spectrum, from grade 3 through college and beyond. 

Elementary and Middle School STEM Clubs 

  • In grades 3 to 5, STEM Clubs aim to develop excitement and engagement in STEM subjects, build confidence in students’ abilities to succeed in these subjects, and increase exposure to STEM careers.
  • Senior STEM Clubs for Grades 6-8, hosted at three Boys & Girls Clubs, continue the engagement with hand-on science and greater exposure to technology.
  • In the Science Fair Mentoring Programs for Grades 7 and 8, MGH mentors work with James P. Timilty Middle School students in Roxbury on science fair projects from concept to completion. Click here more information.

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. Click here and here for more information.

Summer Jobs for Youth

Mass General provides meaningful employment opportunities for 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.  Students work in various departments at the hospital, including nursing, pharmacy, patient transport, research labs and more. To maximize their experiences 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.  

In 2018, Mass General was the lead employer in Boston to provide summer jobs along with the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program


  • MGH Summer Jobs celebrates another successful season - 8/15/2014, Mass General

    Students from the MGH Summer Jobs program said so long to summer and to six-weeks of summer jobs culminating with a celebration in the O’Keeffe Auditorium on Aug. 13.

  • STEM camp inspires growth - 8/15/2014, Mass General

    Seventeen young aspiring scientists and health care professionals recently participated in the MGH Youth Scholars five-day Science Technology Engineering and Math Camp.

  • Abdi Ali worked this summer as an intern in the Mass General Hospital OR. Read his story. - 11/3/2011, Mass General

    Meet Abdi Ali, an alumnus of East Boston High School and a student at Denison University. Ali participated in the MGH Youth Scholar Alumni Summer Program. Students applied to this new program that provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Ali is pursuing an undergraduate degree in History and Psychology double major with Pre-medicine concentration.

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