By Goldy Levy 7/27/2015

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The new Connection Center just might be the answer for Boston’s unemployed young adults.

It is a one-stop resource to help high school graduates aged 20 to 24 years old who don’t have a post-secondary degree. The counselors will refer them to education, training and employment opportunities throughout the Greater Boston Area.

There are almost 5000 young adults who have graduated from high school but have not been able to get further education nor enter the labor market.

“Too many of our young people are still struggling because of competition for jobs and for college,” said Mayor Walsh. “For the future of our City, we must create opportunities to prepare our residents for our workforce. The Connection Center will help young people find direction and the road to success.”

The Center which is located inside the Ruggles MBTA station is an effort between the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) and Mayor Marty Walsh’s office.

The OYC is a cross-sector coalition created by the Boston Opportunity Agenda and Boston Private Industry Council. It has more than 70 member organizations and agencies.

The Connection Center is a local option within a national movement to increase the possibility of 6.7 million young adults getting educational and work opportunities.

 

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