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Setting Our Teens Up for Success, With Engaging Programs Promoting Academics, Citizenship and Positive Behaviors

The Teen Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem - Teen Center, is for youth ages thirteen to eighteen years old, and is located at our main site, Collins Middle School, 29 Highland Ave. Our primary goal is to provide Youth a safe and fun environment with...

Contact: Emi Perez Phone: 9787440915 Email:

All services are free.

This program is for 11th and 12th graders. Students should sign up at the end of their sophomore year to be assured a seat. Students do career and college exploration, job shadowing, go on several college campus tours, get help with college applications, federal financial aid and scholarship applications. Students receive help in finding jobs and receive...

Contact: Jesenia Tejada-Perez Phone: (978) 740-6667 (x104) Email:

Those whose first language is not English can improve their English language skills with classes offered through the ELLA (English Language Learning Academy) Program in Salem and Lynn. With the goal of empowering adults by increasing their conversation, listening and writing skills for employment opportunities and self-sufficiency, the ESOL classes include practical, dynamic instruction.

Contact: Patricia Kennedy Phone: 978-740-6923 Email:

Inversant believes that higher education is attainable for all regardless of income and that family engagement is crucial to student's educational achievements. Through working with communities and higher education partners, Inversant provides knowledge, resources, connections, and financial incentives to empower low-and-moderate-income families to invest and succeed in higher education....

Contact: Rochelly F Araniz Phone: 617-423-0331 ext. 11 Email:

What is Root?

Root is a 12 week long youth development & workforce training program, based in Salem MA, that uses food as it’s vehicle to teach career and life skills.

Our Mission

Root’s vision is to prepare youth who are experiencing barriers to success to enter the workforce with confidence, self-agency, and a competitive edge. To do...

Contact: Beth Alaimo, Program Director Phone: 978-616-7615 ext. 107 Email: