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Serving our Participants


Seacoast Manufacturing participant getting hands on experience at her work-based learning host site.

Since 1984 MY TURN has focused on "the forgotten half", the economically, socially and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer neighborhoods/communities. We work in concert with local partners including schools, employers, and community based organizations in a holistic approach to serving youth. MY TURN serves nearly 800 youth annually in 6 gateway cities with high rates of new immigrants, poverty, dropouts, and unemployment.  We provide comprehensive workforce recruitment, education, exploration, preparation placement and 12 month follow-up to ensure youth are successful in achieving their career and education goals. MY TURN is proud to have helped more than 25,000 youth further their education and obtain career-ladder jobs.


MY TURN was founded with the unwavering belief that an engaged and energized adult can make a difference in a young person's life. Our staff work tremendously hard to meet the needs of our participants and to inspire them to be their best selves (learn more about our 5 core values           ).  Removing barriers to success is what we do best!


MY TURN utilizes 4 unique models to deliver services:  Diploma Plus Programs work with student actively enrolled in high school and prepare them for success in career or college; Employment Plus Programs work with students who have graduated from or dropped out of high school and prepare them for careers utilizing a combination of post-secondary training and internships; Manufacturing Training Programs prepare highly motivated young people for exciting careers in Manufacturing through our partnerships with several local industry partners; and our HiSET Plus Program that prepares individuals of all ages to complete the HiSET exam, earn their secondary credentials, and transition successfully into post-secondary education, training, and/or career-ladder employment. 

Serving the Economy

Do you own or manage a business?  Are you interested in developing a pipeline of skilled employees?  We can help you too!  Become an internship host today:


  • MY TURN will provide you with motivated interns who have received the soft skills training that so many entry level employees lack.


  • MY TURN will support your intern with technical training in a  nationally recognized credentialing program in your field.


  • MY TURN will pay your intern’s wages and provide support to your business and intern to ensure a successful placement.


  • Upon completion of the  internship you have the opportunity, but no obligation, to hire your intern.


For more information on how you can benefit from partnering with MY TURN please contact your local MY TURN Employer Relations Specialist:


Southern NH Area - Mary Peters (603) 361-7357,

Lakes Region NH Area - Becca Antoine (603) 275-0203,

Seacoast NH Area - Laurie Basham (603) 335-1177,

North Central MA Area - Nicole Conroy (978) 345-1192,


MY TURN students meet with Senator Jeanne Shaheen's representative

Students and staff from the MY TURN Manufacturing Program meet with a represenative from US Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Office.

Our mission is to help youth develop goals, skills and confidence needed to transition successfully into post-secondary education or training and the world of work.

Founded in 1984, MY TURN has a long history of working with educational institutions, community agencies, employers and families to provide education, work-based learning opportunities and jobs to youth. Since its launch in 1984, MY TURN has helped more than 22,000 youth overcome obstacles to further their education and obtain career-ladder jobs.

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