John Hancock Awards over $1 Million to Fund Jobs for Boston Teens

NEC member John Hancock is awarding over $1 million in grants to provide summer jobs to 635 Boston teenagers at 65 non-profit organizations through its MLK Scholars program.

The MLK Scholars program is the largest corporate-based summer jobs program in the nation, annually providing Boston high school students the opportunity to spend a summer gaining real-world work experience and community engagement at local non-profit organizations. Students are also given digital financial literacy training. Each non-profit selected for participation receives funding in order to provide paid employment for the students.

“The John Hancock MLK Scholars program shows that when Boston and its companies work hand in hand, lives can truly change,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “These summer jobs for our Boston students provide so much more than just a paycheck — summer jobs provide independence, financial literacy, valuable work experience, and knowledge that all opportunities are possible.”

The New England Council commends John Hancock’s investment in preparing the city’s young adults for the future. Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

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