Urban Youth is a statewide program coordinated and funded by the Department of Developmental Services.

Urban Youth offers inner-city youths summer jobs and training to support individuals with developmental disabilities. LifeStream is the designated coordinator of the program for the New Bedford area. Up to ten UYCP participants are selected each Spring for placement at various Lifestream locations and are considered for continued employment after completing the Summer program.

More than 3,000 youths have been placed in valuable jobs throughout Massachusetts since the program’s inception in 1995.


For more information, please email Rhonda Baptiste at rbaptiste@lifestreaminc.com, or call 508-993-1991, ext. 1023.