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Summer Learn and Earn Program

Looking to make money this summer? Want to get a jumpstart on your college education, or just give it a try? Apply to the Summer Learn and Earn program!

The Summer Learn and Earn program is a unique opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors in Boston to earn money while taking college-level courses. The program also includes team meetings, academic coaching, and college readiness activities (such as campus tours and financial aid information sessions). 

The Summer 2024 application is closed! For more youth earn and learn opportunities, visit futureBOS.

About the Program


To be eligible for Summer Learn and Earn you must:

  • Be a Boston Resident
  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school 
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Meet all course prerequisites per the policies of the participating campus
  • Have not yet earned a GED or high school diploma 
  • Take a FREE college course or class in the trades
  • Earn $250/week for 7-8 weeks
  • Earn 3-6 college credits or get MA State Certification
  • Wednesdays in person for networking enrichment and professional development activities
  • Meet with an academic coach
  • Get college readiness support


Course Title Credits Dates Schedule Description College
Introduction to Marketing 3 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  This course educates students about the basic principles of marketing a business or a product and applying these principles in the workplace. Students in the course will explore multiple avenues of marketing and branding that will focus on the theories surrounding price, promotion, product, and placement to generate revenue and increase customer satisfaction. Students will explore consumer behavior and reactions. Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
Introduction to Professional Communications 3 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  This course provides a basic understanding of the professional communication process and builds competence as workplace communicators through a review of foundational communication modes and technologies. Projects are centered around gathering, organizing, and presenting written, oral, and visual information and team-building skills are developed through collaborative learning. Group dynamics, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution are emphasized throughout the course. Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
Introduction to Business 4 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This survey course introduces students to business and management in the 21st century. Topics covered include the role of business, macro and microeconomics of business; the legal, social, and ethical environment of business, and stakeholders and stakeholder relationships. The functional areas of business are also covered: management, operations, finance, accounting, and marketing. The course emphasizes the remarkable dynamism and liveliness of business organizations, raises issues of ethics and social responsibility, and encourages students to engage in self-reflection around career issues in business and management. Emmanuel College
Introduction to Business 3 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m This course introduces students to various business topics, including the global environment of business; management, marketing, and accounting issues; and business organizations. Roxbury Community College
Web Design I 3 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  In this course, students will learn how to design and develop websites using the top web development languages in use today. Students will learn the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3 in tandem and apply them through the design, development and publishing of their own website as a final project. Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
Crime and Justice 4 July 8 - August 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  This introductory course examines the major institutions of the U.S. criminal justice system with a focus on law enforcement, courts, and corrections. The course analyzes the practices and policies of the criminal justice system and introduces students to current issues and controversies within the criminal justice system. Students will explore the roles and responsibilities of crime victims, perpetrators, and the professionals who work in the various criminal justice professions, such as police, investigators, prosecutors, jurors defense attorneys, judges, correction, probation, and parole officers, as well as victim and witness advocates. Students will engage their critical thinking skills and deepen their understanding of the criminal justice system and the social, political, and legal institutions that influence it.  Emmanuel College
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