Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Through our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, ASA impacts over 17,000 youth across Boston and Chelsea. ASA has made a multi-year commitment to fund a Director of Workforce Development position, which focuses on programming and opportunities to help members in grades 7-12 identify their interests and skills, and expose them to a wide variety of alternative pathways to education and training. Club members will be better prepared for success in the multi-skilled workforce they will enter. This partnership addresses a variety of needs in the community by increasing career awareness, identifying opportunities for our youth, and paving the way to fill the existing regional skills gap.
Another important connection to the Boys & Girls Clubs across Massachusetts is our Operation Exploration program. ASA provides monthly sessions for BGC members in grades 7-10 to learn from local professionals about their own experiences in choosing education and career pathways. The goal is to provide practical knowledge and actionable steps to make informed decisions for education and careers.
Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
“Through our partnership with American Student Assistance, we are able to create and implement a quality workforce development program to prepare our members for success in today’s competitive global workforce. ASA’s knowledge of financial and educational planning, paired with BGCB’s existing career development programming, will benefit our preteen and teen members tremendously as they plan for their futures. We look forward to working with ASA to help our members realize their full potential as the next generation of Boston employees and business leaders.”