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Registration for Summer Jobs Program

Mayor Menino Announces Registration for Summer Jobs Program through
the Hopeline Participants will serve at over 300 worksites ranging
from city departments to faith based organizations in Boston

Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Youth Fund today
announced the launch of the Hopeline registration for 2010. For more
than 20 years, the Boston Youth Fund (BYF) has employed Boston youth
in a variety of positions across the City of Boston.

The majority of teens work as camp counselors, tutors and mentors
placed in nonprofit organizations that serve younger children through
camps, sports and enrichment programs. Participants will serve at over
300 worksites ranging from City Departments to community and faith
based organizations in the Boston area.

The Hopeline is the only application process for the City of Boston
Summer Jobs Program and is only open for a limited time. Potential
employees must be registered on the Hopeline in order to work for the
Boston Youth Fund. Applicants should call (617) 635 – HOPE to
register. Although registering through the Hopeline is encouraged, it
does not guarantee a summer job.

In order to register interested individuals:

°       Must be a full time Resident of the City of Boston;
°       Must be 15 years old, on or Before July 5, 2010;
°       Cannot turn 18 years old, on or before August 13, 2010.

From 10:00 AM on February 16 through 11:59 PM on March 15, applicants
can register for 24 hours a day online at www.bostonyouthzone.com by
clicking on the Youth Fund/Hopeline link.

Registration can also be completed over the phone by calling
617-635-HOPE (4673). The Hopeline phone registration will be open for
the following dates and times:

°       Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
°       Wednesday February 17 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
°       Thursday February 18 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
°       Friday February 19 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

To view this registration information in multiple languages, visit
www.bostonyouthzone.com Please contact the Boston Youth Fund with any
questions at (617) 635-4202.

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