Youth Development

The BHEST Program

The Blue Hills Employment and Skills Training (BHEST) is a comprehensive youth development program designed to work with older youth between the ages of 17-21 years of old. Typically, these Youth are facing particular barriers ranging from High School dropout to teen parenting.

The goal of the BHEST program is to provide occupational skills training in the industries of Allied Health, Green Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing. Click here to learn more about the BHEST Program

College Internship Initiative

Paid internships for students the BHCA has “tracked” from High School to College Started
3 years ago and served 45 students to date.

The SYELP Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYELP) is a Capital Workforce funded initiative for in-school youth between 14 and 18 years of age. Through project based learning, classroom trainings, and real work experience, youth participants increase competencies in the areas of: job readiness, customer service, basic skills, interpersonal communication, computer literacy, personal qualities, and problem solving and decision making, and financial literacy. Click here to learn more about The SYELP Program