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Youth Programs

Cover of the Pathways PDF showing a youth working with a shovel.

Pathways for Youth Programs:

Lowell National Historical Park has been reaching out to local youth for over twenty years. There is an intentionality in the interactions to develop meaningful relationships, provide a series of opportunities or next steps as the youth explore and engage with the community. Download the PDF for more information!

Youth in front of a large boat.

Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program:

The Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) is an innovative collaborative program providing a structured progression of career training for local youth from urban and minority communities with the goal of creating pathways to permanent employment in the National Park Service.

A group of youth posing in front of the Merrimack River.

The Lowell Spindle City Corps:

Working in partnership with Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell National Historical Park offers opportunities for local high school youth to participate in the Trades Skills, Summer Maintenance and Youth Theater programs.

Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.