Youth Development Training & Conversation


Are you interested in volunteering with young people? Would you like to learn inclusive and fun activities to engage youth in service?

Join us June 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 for a training led by Boston Cares and Teen Empowerment!

This session will provide an opportunity for volunteers who are interested in youth development to engage in an open dialogue, receive a training from the Boston-based organization Teen Empowerment, and to learn about opportunities to volunteer with youth this summer.

Since 1992, the Center for Teen Empowerment has developed an innovative, interactive, and nationally recognized model for engaging youth in their communities. We’re excited and honored to have Heang Ly, the Director of Consulting and Training, lead us in this specialized training.  During the training she will prepare volunteers to facilitate healthy and open communication with the youth they are working with.

After the training, learn about three different ways you can get involved this summer! Programs offered include:

MLK Summer Scholars – 
This empowering program turns scholars into leaders, in the office, the classroom and the greater community. To elevate the work experience, John Hancock organizes a series of Mayor Menino Leadership Forums held at Boston University, and provides access to an online financial literacy course. The program connects scholars to business and civic leaders, challenges them to learn new skills, and inspires them to realize the difference they can make in their communities.

Service Works – Boston Cares ServiceWorks is a youth engagement program developed as part of an initiative through Points of Light, AmeriCorps, and the Citi Foundation. Through ServiceWorks, we partner with youth organizations in the Boston area and offer a unique curriculum designed to engage young people aged 16-24, whom we call “Service Scholars,” in community service.


Corps – The Boston Cares Corps Program is an impact driven opportunity for volunteers dedicated to building and strengthening their skills, deepening their community engagement, and making a difference in the lives of Greater Bostonians. Our Corps focus on improving skills and resources in ESOL, Basic Technology, and Youth and Education. The Corps program combines Boston Cares’ signature flexibility with a focused commitment to a partner and the resources to make a measurable change.