YouthSpeak Collaboration with the Boston Housing Authority

Dear Boston Friends,

We have a great summertime opportunity for city youth to share their stories, learn new skills, and earn money.

SPOKE (formerly Medicine Wheel) and Trend Stream Entertainment invite Boston public housing residents between the ages of 15-18 to be part of YouthSpeak, a paid digital storytelling program.

Working with skilled, creative teachers, young people will create photo- and video essays about topics that are important to them and their communities. They will share their work with instructors, staff, and other young people throughout the summer, culminating in a final photo- or video documentary for each participant.

With funding from the Boston Housing Authority, the YouthSpeak project will launch Wednesday, July 14, and conclude at the end of August. Youth will be paid a minimum of $13.50 per hour for 20 hours weekly. We have the capacity to engage up to 100 young people in this exciting new program.

To register go here.

To complete the Massachusetts Employment Permit for youth aged 14-17, please fill out this form: Massachusetts Employment Permit

To indicate that we have permission to use your photo in our promotional materials, please fill out this Media Release form here: MediaPermission

For questions call 781-820-3053 or email

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