Youth Career Connections Council

Mission:  to ensure the prosperity of Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin youth by increasing youth “connectedness,” enhancing school-community youth engagement strategies, and improving youth education and employment prospects


The Youth Career Connections Council of the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (originally formed in 2000) holds four regular meetings and one summer youth event per year.  The purpose of this council is to act as a hub for individuals and agencies who serve youth.  We review area youth needs in career development and training and engage community partners to support youth career exploration, job readiness, and planning. 

The Council is comprised of Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board staff, Career Center staff, representatives from an adult, secondary, and higher education, and multiple youth and community-serving organizations.  It is an excellent opportunity for area youth supporters to network with both private sector and community-based organizations that are eager to support students in our schools and community. 

Schedule of Meetings 2021-2022

Meeting (virtual): Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Meeting (virtual): Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Meeting (virtual): Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Meeting (virtual): Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information or to attend a meeting, please contact the School to Career/Connecting Activities coordinator at