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Dr. Matilde "Mattie" Castiel, MD, Commissioner

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Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Pathway Program

The Worcester Youth Behavioral Pathway Program is a tuition-free mentorship program that seeks to expose and introduce Worcester high school students with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to behavioral health and human service careers. This 2-week, summer program is for current sophomores and juniors (minimum age 16 years old) in Worcester high schools that are interested in entering careers in the behavioral health and mental health professions. This program seeks to develop youth leaders within the Greater Worcester Community and foster a pathway of academic and financial success for diverse youth.

The program will consist of panels, guest lectures, mentorship and an opportunity to develop language skills to enter the field of mental and behavioral health.

For questions, please contact Letisha Amuwo via email at AmuwoL@worcesterma.gov, or call 508-799-8486 ext. 31324.

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