Governor Deval Patrick today announced $6 million in funding to create summer jobs for at-risk youth in Massachusetts, the governor's office said.
The funds, which will create about 3,000 jobs, include a $2 million federal grant.
The governor is also anticipating additional funding from the state budget that may add 1,000 more jobs. "These jobs are essential in providing our Commonwealth at-risk youth with a better opportunity for a brighter future, while reducing youth violence across the Commonwealth," he said in a statement.
The governor was poised to make the announcement today at the Brockton Rox Stadium. The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board will receive nearly $125,000 which will allow the board to hire 70 youth this summer.
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