• Our Education and Career Development Program supports predominantly first-generation to college youth, beginning in middle school, throughout High School and onto college graduation. We provide meaningful employment, co-op/internships, workshops, experiences, trainings and professional development activities to strengthen social, communication, leadership, critical thinking and job-related skills.
• This program is entirely consistent with the Ollie’s’ guiding principles to promote, encourage and develop healthy and whole families, literacy, academic success, social and life skills, health and wellness.
- Increased job skills and employability
- Understanding of workplace etiquette and practices
- Increase in overall GPA
- Acceptance into secondary education and/or obtainment of full time employment
- Increased confidence in themselves and the attributes they bring to the table
The Program offers a variety of education and employment opportunities for youth and students ages 11 – 22
Education and Career Development Programs include:
- Get In, Get Out, Succeed – employment and education support
- BNY Mellon YouthLeaders Program
- Girls Group – weekly activities
- CHILL, learn to snow boarding program
- Summer Leadership Intern Program (SLIP)
- Guest Speakers, trainings and workshops
- Life Skills Workshops
- Employment opportunities
- Girls Self-Defense
Through all of our programming, the House strives to provide a place for developing youth leaders who will exert a positive influence on their peers and offer a first line of defense for those who are at risk. The goal of our program is to focus on building positive attitudes and foster a sense of responsibility toward self, school, work and the community. Education is the cornerstone of future success for our youth and the House’s programs focus on assisting our youth to remain in school, to create and attain goals, to prepare for employment opportunities and be better equipped to make the right decisions in life.
The Education and Career Development Program is funded by the City of Boston, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), BNY Mellon, Clipper Ship Foundation, John Hancock Financial, Boston Cradle to Career Grants Initiative, South Boston Community Development Fund, Moses Kimball Fund, David Rockefeller Foundation, and is supported by the United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley.