A successful summer program that recruits young men

by Just Holm - Preschool Manager - Cambridge, MA USA

I wanted to share some good news about recruiting men to our field.

This year we got 131 young men who put working in Preschool as their first or second choice for the Mayor's Summer Youth Work Program. We were able to place 27 of them in Cambridge preschool. The young men are invited to come to sessions specifically addressing the issue of being a man in preschool.

At the end of this job program I hope I will have some good data to share about the impact this has had on the young men and it will be exciting to see how many will come back to work next summer.

Just Holm has worked for 9 years at the Cambridge Department of Human Services Programs, as the Preschool Manager for the Division of Childcare and Family Support Services. He has a graduate degree from Tufts University and is trained as a music teacher in the Kodaly system from Hungary. He is on the Executive Committee of BAEYC as the Treasurer and an active member of the Sons of Norway organization.