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PYN contracts with WorkReady partner organizations (also known as "providers") to operate summer jobs and other youth programs.

 
WorkReady Youth

70+ partner organizations

100+ programs

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Summer 2020 WorkReady Partner Organizations

 

Helps participants learn more about different careers and how to prepare for them while in school and after graduation

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WorkReady Partner Organization
Caring People Alliance
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services Career Exposure Program will be based out of the Northeast and Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Program will provide support for Middle school youth to explore what their future may look like in a variety of professional fields. Mock interviews and other opportunities will be offered to build skills for the high school application process and potential work interviews. Guest speakers will be introduced to help support the youth during this process.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Congreso will operate a Career Exposure model for 70 students ages 12-14 with minimal to no career-connected experiences. Congreso has successfully implemented Career Exposure since the summer of 2014, infusing the program with exposure to high priority occupations predominantly within the STEAM field. Congreso prioritizes early, year-round exposure to long-term career pathways as part of the “K-16” strategy. When students are engaged at a younger age, they can gain a jump-start in obtaining the skills needed to continue their academic and workforce engagement through high school graduation and beyond. As mentioned above, Congreso’s Career Exposure focuses on high priority occupations (HPOs) in Philadelphia, predominantly within the STEAM field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that all STEAM careers will grow at a rate of 13% between 2012 and 2022, compared to an 11% growth across all occupations. High growth in this field is coupled with higher median annual wages; STEAM careers have a median annual wage of $76,000 compared to $35,080 for all occupations. Based on these statistics, Congreso emphasizes the importance of being well-versed in subjects across the STEAM field and having early exposure to the many types of careers that can be pursued. Through this program, 70 students in Congreso’s community will continue to have opportunities to engage with STEAM careers, in addition to other HPOs that may be of interest. Congreso’s Career Exposure intentionally makes the connection between students’ academic achievements and career goals through three strategies: 1) engagement in STEAM-focused project based learning and experimentation; 2) exposure to STEAM careers through field trips and guest speakers; 3) development of individualized career paths with assessments and research into STEAM careers. Congreso’s Career Exposure is based on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Career Education and Work Standards: 1) Career Awareness and Preparation, 2) Career Acquisition, 3) Career Retention and Advancement, and 4) Entrepreneurship. Each standard is used to develop projects that students work on throughout the program, ensuring that they have achieved the state’s grade-specific benchmarks.
CORA Services, Inc.
YouthCOR Career Exposure Program will operate for six weeks from June 29 – August 7, 2020, serving incoming 7th and 8th grade students. The program will operate in tandum with YouthCOR’s 21st CCLC middle years program, offering an opportunity for youth to participate in PYN Career Exposure programing each day, as well as 21st CCLC STEM/STEAM, arts and sports programming. The program will operate at three sites: Austin Meehan Middle School, Spruance School, Thurgood Marshall School. YouthCOR’s Career Exposure program will serve 60 students in total, approximately 20 students per site. Two days per week, students will remain on-site, learning about the wide array of careers that exist and what the changing landscape of our workforce will look like when the students are “work ready.” In addition, students will spend time developing employability skills, focusing on communication, professional dress, conflict management, internal and external customer service, as well as collaboration, teamwork and developing their own unique voice. One day will be dedicated to students visiting various post-secondary institutions, including colleges, universities and technical/trade schools. Finally, the week will culminate with a full day of programming at CORA’s state of the art Career Development and Resource Center, where students will participate in a weekly “Experien-ship”, diving into a work-station experience. Students will be working on assembling a person Career Portfolio, complete with career map, which will include components form all aspects of the six-week program.
Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations - Concilio
Education Plus Health
Education Plus Health's Summer Career Exposure Program is a neighborhood discovery project that seeks to build neighborhood pride and connection while expanding students' discovery of the career opportunities in their neighborhood and beyond. The program will serve 20 incoming Building 21 High School freshman from Wagner Middle School and 20 People for People Charter Middle School youth over six weeks. Through Education Plus Health's Summer Career Exposure Program, students will visit different neighborhood businesses each week, researching the job site for two days prior to learn and prepare questions. Focus industries include education, health, and housing. Then, students will work in small groups to compile their research, and present in small groups to the larger Summer Youthworks team, preparing their questions for the various employers. Following the site visits, students will prepare for a team presentation to be held first in small groups to distill ideas for a career fair that will be organized by the students and held in the second week of September as a launch to the 21st Century after-school program hosted at the schools by Education Plus Health. Both the 21st Century program and School-Based Health Center operated at the two school sites for career exposure will work to integrate these experiences into their work with the students throughout the year.
Foundations, Inc.
Foundations’ REAL STEAM program will serve 32 middle grade students with the goal of helping them explore their interests, develop their passions, and understand the careers available in STEAM as well as the relevant educational pathways. REAL STEAM is structured around a project-based learning approach. In each unit, students acquire background knowledge through experiential learning. They are given complex topics and problems to explore and ultimately solve. Group work is essential to every project-based learning unit and a deliberate focus on building 21st century skills helps students improve their critical thinking, collaboration, communication, self-regulation, initiative, and sense of accountability. Students participate in six weeks of career-focused project-based STEAM experiences which build students’ background knowledge and research skills, allow students to practice the 21st century skills and techniques that are utilized in career clusters, enable students to explore the education that is required for job entry, and encourage students to identify their personal goals for professional success. The program connects with the city’s career pathway system by helping students to focus on the academic background and skills that are needed in order to enter their field of interest and consider other supports they’ll need to achieve long-term career goals. Students will participate in two trips per week, visiting college programs, local workplaces, and organizations that are relevant to the STEAM field being explored each week. Career and college visits will provide real-world context for the activities and investigations. Trips may also provide opportunity for vocational activities, hands-on learning, and career/student panels.
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Many young girls are unaware that a career in construction can be extremely fun and financially rewarding. MYWIC camp is designed to give girls real, hands-on experiences to gain better knowledge of various trades. Girls experience the satisfaction and confidence boost of successfully performing construction-related tasks within the context of leadership and team-building. Objectives of MYWIC Camp include: Introducing young girls to women role models including: tradeswomen, engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, lawyers, business owners, and administrative support. Providing a supportive and nurturing environment for girls to explore and develop basic skills in carpentry, electrical, fire sprinkler, painting, taping, glazing, and laboring. Offering girls a gender-neutral environment to learn and practice new skills without fear of being teased or isolated. Developing a safety-first attitude and a "We Can Do It" mindset. Introducing girls to apprenticeship programs and scholarship opportunities. Two days of every week will be spent at a trade union for eight hours each day. On the third and fourth days, we will supplement these site visits with Girls Inc. curriculum. This will include lessons on Leadership and Community Action, post-secondary readiness, Operation SMART and healthy decision making. Through Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action, girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. During post-secondary planning, Girls Inc. staff and mentors will guide girls through resume writing, public speaking, essay writing, and building their brand. Girls Inc. Operation SMART develops girls' enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. Through Girls Inc. Healthy Decision Making, girls gain the skills and motivation to make informed decisions, identify what a heathy relationship looks like, and maintain their overall health and wellness.
Gold Medal Karate (Zhang Sah)
New Foundations Charter School
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Steppingstone Scholars
Sunrise of Philadelphia
Career Exposure programs build awareness about careers and post-secondary opportunities by allowing participants to explore personal interests, and the skills and experiences that careers require.
Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, UACS
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC)/YOACAP

Allows participants to work as a part of team to address issues in their community

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WorkReady Partner Organization
Allegheny West Foundation
Asian Americans United
Asociación de Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc.
Bebashi - Transition to Hope
Bebashi - Transition to Hope will be hosting its first cohort of PYN students in summer 2020. As the first black-led organization in the country to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in urban communities of color, we are thrilled to engage Philadelphia's youth in our work and the work of organizations that offer services to people who need them most. Our goal is to engage our city's youth in social service and making a positive impact in the neighborhoods where they live and go to school. Students in Bebashi's cohort will receive ongoing educational workshops and support that focus on post-secondary opportunities and career readiness.
Boost Community Development Corporation
Community College of Philadelphia
The Community College of Philadelphia, through the Division of Access and Community Engagement is providing 40 TRIO Upward Bound students with the opportunity to participate in a high quality Summer Service Learning Project. Participation in the project will challenge students to build 21st century job skills, explore their interests and talents, discover a sense of civic responsibility and build confidence as they work together to solve a community issue that concerns them.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
"Congreso will operate a Service Learning model in Summer 2020, as this model is uniquely suited to the needs of young people in our community. While Service Learning serves youth starting at age 14, youth in eastern North Philadelphia experience many barriers to education and employment, and Congreso’s model therefore serves freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school, allowing them to continue developing their exposure and soft skills over a two-year period. This engages a diverse group of youth who live in high poverty, high crime areas through a meaningful project relevant to their community. Youth participating in Congreso’s Paso Adelante—or “step forward” in Spanish—Service Learning Program will examine entrepreneurship and small business ownership, while also receiving soft skills training covering topics relevant to Congreso’s community, such as mental health and life skills, detailed on page 5. Youth will examine several real-world questions pertaining to small business and the local economy, including: What factors drive small businesses to succeed or fail? What are the requisite skill sets needed to operate a successful small business? What small businesses are missing in the communities where the students reside? Congreso’s Service Learning Program will incorporate direct service through interacting with local business owners and discovering what business needs exist in the community. Students will utilize these interviews, coupled with local and national trends, as research to develop their own small business models. Youth will work in small groups comprised of students with similar small business models to create a cohesive concept that they will develop throughout the program, incorporating 21st century skill-building into the research process. Youth participants will drive all phases of the project, from concept development to implementation. Youth participants, supported by staff and project consultants, will utilize an entrepreneurship curriculum as a framework to develop their concepts and gain an understanding of the different aspects of small business ownership. Participants will document this process through the creation of an actual product and related marketing materials."
Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations - Concilio
This program keeps students engaged in hands-on work experiences that includes addressing challenges similar to what they may face in the coming school year and going forward. At the program conclusion, students have tangible products that gives them pride of accomplishment and memorable work experiences from resume development with cover letters to preparing for and executing mock job interviews. Their work projects provide skills in teamwork, project management, product development, and marketing.
Education Plus Health
Education Plus Health's Summer Service Learning Program is a STEM team-based science program that utilizes experiments, presentations, and event planning to foster critical thinking, collaboration, teaching skills, improved workplace skills and etiquette. The program will serve 20 Building 21 High School youth and 20 People for People Charter High School youth, ages 14-24, over six weeks, where high school and college students facilitate a four-week science club at Philadelphia recreation centers and summer camps.Throughout the summer, participants will build and run various science experiments with the youth at local recreation centers and summer camps to learn science career-related skills, teaching and mentoring skills, split into two groups of 10 rotating between the staff and college students. Students will chart their summer work on the school's career planning continuum in Naviance and they'll be required to journal their summer experience and reflections. They will participate in a variety of team-building activities for norming, culture building, and setting expectations, and they will learn about legal and ethical responsibilities in serving younger children. Both the 21st Century program and School-Based Health Center operated at the two school sites for career exposure will work to integrate these experiences into their work with the students throughout the year.
Greater Philadelphia YMCA
Guiding Stars - An Anthony C. Richardson Lee Foundation
Guiding Stars has been in existence since 2014. We strive to empower and educate inner city adolescents on every aspect of life through guidance. We promote independence through employment acquisition and financial knowledge. The strategy for The Community Program will focus on giving work experience in industries like the YMCA, The PAL Center, The Salvation Army, daycares and other small businesses including non-profits. The program will address real world issues consisting of personal and societal challenges. Personal issues consist of topics related to early to mid-teen aged youth. These topics include financial literacy, credit fitness, savings, budgeting and overall money management. In addition, personal topics will include resume creation, interview skills, job application education, professional etiquette and overall preparation for career advancement.
Harcum College Upward Bound
Health Promotion Council
The Advocacy Institute Service Learning Academy (Ai SLC) is a youth training program anchored in the theories of empowerment innovation and is designed to entrust youth participants and community stakeholders to create sustainable community- and policy-level change through media, community engagement, and policy advocacy. Ai SLC also provides youth with career exposure and professional development opportunities. Equipped with this knowledge, participants have the opportunity to develop and implement an “Action Project” that addresses an issue important to them and their community. The focus of Ai SLA is public health and health equity challenges facing Philadelphia.
Lutheran Settlement House
Lutheran Settlement House's STAR Program is a dating violence prevention program designed to teach teens about healthy relationships, abuse, and communication. Through interactive workshops, STAR helps teens to develop skills to address dating abuse in their communities and connect teens who may experience dating violence to resources. Participants in the program learn about various social justice topics such as dating violence, power in society, and how to advocate and create awareness about these issues. Participants will work in a group to create a Listen Up Event, intended to create community awareness about the social justice issues covered throughout the summer.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Come join us this summer for a hands-on work ready experience to help build your future readiness! You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on large scale art projects with artists and get an immersive feel for what responsibilities it takes to be part of the art making world.
Pathway Forward
Pathway Forward WorkReady Program will provide youth an opportunity to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized Service Learning projects at food pantries in Northeast Philadelphia. Through team building, youth will make positive contributions to individuals in their community.
Project Based Learning INC
Public Health Management Corporation
Public Health Management Corporation's Project LYFT Summer Youth Leadership Program is a 6-8 week workforce training program for teens. Project LYFT will offer a series of workshops and training activities to help participants discover their leadership style and to prepare them for the professional workforce. This program will also cover; the qualities of a good leader, understanding team member types, 5 roles of an effective team; and conflict resolution tactics amongst a team. During this summer workforce training experience, participants will also have team icebreakers and activities that will help enhance their effective team-building skills.
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
Somerset Academy Early Learning Center
The Service Learning Program will offer participants the opportunity to engage in the community by addressing community concerns as well as community improvement. Participants will be empowered to create change and make a difference. They will give back to their community and learn to address the needs of the community. The goal is to inspire young people at an early age to become engaged in activities that promote community health and well being - clean up, gardens, painting, maintaining our facilities such as libraries and recreation centers, and the value of our educational institutions the cornerstone of learning will be paramount in their learning. Youth will develop leadership, explore social justice, planning and teamwork.
Steppingstone Scholars
Sunrise of Philadelphia
Service Learning Youth will engage in research and reflection discussions and activities as they plan for life after high school. Youth will also participate in service as they explore the different fields of work and post-secondary options available to them. To culminate their research, service, and reflection, youth will coordinate a event where they will present their post-secondary plans to one another and other invitees, and potentially encourage other young people to engage in similar conversations.
Temple University - ITSRG
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, AUNI Group
AUNI’s program model empowers teen wellness ambassadors to explore and identify solutions to the problem of urban health disparities through crew (group) placements in which youth are the organizers of health promotion activities. By teaching healthy cooking classes, tending school gardens, and organizing community food distribution, AUNI ambassadors enrich their local neighborhoods, increase access to healthy food, and improve community and school health while building their leadership capacity and developing academic and 21st Century skills. Urban Agriculture: AUNI’s service-learning Garden Crews at William L. Sayre High School and Paul Robeson High School increase access to locally grown, chemical free produce in the West Philadelphia community and strive to improve the health and wellness of the program participants as well as the community at large. They achieve this by tending, harvesting, and marketing fruits and vegetables from the garden. Food from the garden is distributed through our CSA Program. The teen ambassadors gain substantial experience in horticulture, landscaping, entrepreneurship and leadership. Peer Nutrition Education: The Peer Nutrition Education service-learning crews address the rising occurrences of diet-related illnesses in West Philadelphia by emphasizing wellness and nutrition through healthy cooking workshops. The peer nutrition educators complement the urban agriculture crews by building community capacity to use fresh produce in the preparation of healthy and affordable meals. Each crew teaches cooking lessons at local schools and at a number of West Philadelphia senior and health centers. Our program offers youth the opportunity to influence positive change to their individual and community’s health. In addition, all summer ambassadors support the design and implementation of a culminating event – a youth led health and wellness fair where they interact with students and community members to promote health and wellness.
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, UACS
Urban Affairs Coalition

Offers a traditional work experience where participants complete assignments of an entry-level position within a business

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WorkReady Partner Organization
Allegheny West Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia will implement the Work Experience model at our Boys & Girls Club summer camp sites, where youth will serve as Junior Staff. During their time as Junior Staff, youth will help plan and implement recreational and educational activities for younger children, ensure safety of campers, and provide guidance to camp participants. Junior Staff participants will also learn how to build positive relationships with younger campers, plan programs and activities, mediate conflict, and provide positive reinforcement. In addition, Junior Staff will build important workplace skills such as communication and collaboration.
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services Work Experience program will connect youth with early job opportunities , professional development training, and adult mentorship.
Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia
Our program will offer hands-on experience in conjunction with formal training and reflection. we are hopeful that our student participants will come away from the program eager to complete their high school studies and have post-secondary aspirations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only about 16% of low-income college students complete their studies and graduate while close to 60% of the wealthiest students graduate 2 . If we want to prepare our students to finish high school, aspire to complete college, and find jobs that enable them to fulfill their basic needs and nurture their overall well-being, it is imperative that they get to work in areas that interest them so they can develop the required skills as well as create goals to attain based on actual experience.
CORA Services, Inc.
YouthCOR Work Experience Program will operate for six weeks this summer, working with 58 participants from George Washington High School and Frankford High School. Recognizing the critical component of Professional Development for all of our participants, the Work Experience program at CORA will begin with an intensive three days of training. Professional Development training will include an introduction to the program, training on Professionalism – including communication, dress and boundaries, First Aid and CPR, Financial Literacy – including budgeting and banking, conflict mediation, Classroom management, and building a positive culture. Students are able to choose from a variety of different placements, including working with young people ages 5 – 13 years old, as a CORmember (mentor/Jr. Counselor). Other opportunities include working in a professional office setting, including positions in Finance, IT, Building Maintenance, Marketing and Development. Students are scheduled for a morning or afternoon shift (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 – 4:30 PM), Mondays – Thursdays. On Friday, all participants join for a team meeting, guided discussion groups about their experience, professional development guest speaker and an opportunity to work on their portfolios and project based learning activities. The final week of program concludes with presentations of student projects as well as an end-of-summer bbq for all YouthCOR participants, where Work Experience participants conduct a community service project.
Corinthian Community Center/JAAMA Empowerment Program
De La Salle Vocational
De La Salle Vocational is a community-based day treatment program for court court-involved youth that offers academic, vocational and therapeutic supports under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia/Catholic Social Services. We have been serving the young men (ages 14-20) of Philadelphia since 1974 and it is our mission to provide quality treatment services for youth and to assist them in becoming responsible, competent, productive members of the community through career technical education, academic instruction, special education, job development and service learning within the context of a trauma-informed environment. Our partnership with PYN supports this mission, allowing the young men of De La Salle Vocational to gain necessary job readiness skills, valuable work experience, and a needed income as they endeavor to make positive choices, to grow and to succeed.
Educators for Education
Federation of Neighborhood Centers
FNC will work with 34 youth in the work experience model. This will include several worksites including the FNC Community Learning Farm at 8th and Poplar, Centro Nueva Creacion, TLC at Awbury Arbretum, and others. These experiences are very focused on team work. The setup is more of a group than it is having 1 – 3 youth at separate worksites. This offers a more familiar setting for youth to experience their first work experiences and to learn important work foundational skills such as time management & timeliness, communication & teamwork, and working in groups and individually on assigned tasks.
Foundations, Inc.
Using Foundations’ Job Resource and Development Center (JRDC) curriculum, Prepared for Work, Ready for Life, Foundations for the Future will offer a vital summer opportunity to 20 youth, ages 14 to 21. The six-week program will provide Philadelphia high school students with opportunities to acquire 21st century job skills and put them to work. Students will participate for 20 hours per week, including a one-week orientation program (pre-employment training), followed by four days per week on-the-job experience under the guidance of a trained supervisor (placement in a structured, professional work environment), and a weekly seminar designed to review and reinforce their 21st century skills development (opportunities to engage regularly with a trained adult supervisor). Portfolios will be compiled containing all of the documents necessary for securing a job, as well as reflections on student work experiences and connections to career aspirations. Additionally, students will complete team-building activities and participate in experiential learning activities geared towards building 21st century skills and preparing students for their first day of work. The program aligns with citywide workforce strategy by providing students with opportunities to consider long-term career planning and advancement. Foundations for the Future connects with local industry and workforce partners through university and worksite visits to familiarize students with opportunities available within diverse fields. Foundations has always placed students in a variety of industries, with a special emphasis on the education and non-profit sectors. Our students have worked in area day care and summer camp settings and institutions of higher education such as Arcadia University. By leveraging our strong partnership with Einstein Hospital, significant placements have also taken place in the health services sector.
Free Library of Philadelphia
Building on the success of the Free Library’s teen-employment program, LEAP, and previous PYN-funded summer work experiences, we plan to hire 100 youth to take part in LEAP into the Future (LitF), a hands-on career skills building 6 week program. Youth hired will work as Junior Programming Specialists (JPS) and will support the Free Library of Philadelphia’s city-wide Summer of Wonder programming by leading literacy-rich, hands-on activities for children and teens. The program will provide youth with a comprehensive orientation that reviews not only the expectations of the job but also provides teen employees the opportunity to hear career advice from a diverse panel of professionals who each have a vested interest in supporting the development of workforce skills in teens and new adults.
Gold Medal Karate (Zhang Sah)
Guiding Stars An Anthony C. Richardson Lee Foundation
Guiding Stars has been in existence since 2014. We strive to empower and educate inner city adolescents on every aspect of life through guidance. We promote independence through employment acquisition and financial knowledge. Our strategy for the Education to Career Program through the work experience model will consist of focusing on the work experience in the cosmetology field. This program will be geared towards youth with minimal to no career connected experiences but some education background. The target population will be youth in high school age 15 and up. These youth will be placed at high quality worksites with a career specific agenda focused on the cosmetology industry specifically in hair salons and barbershops.
Indochinese American Council
LNESC
LNESC strives to provide youth with Work Experience in several areas including in the medical, actuary, maintenance, and early child development fields.
Management and Environmental Technologies, Inc.
New Foundations Charter School
Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
People for People, Inc.
Summer work experience program for individuals to receive quality mentoring and hands on paid work experience.
Kensington Soccer Club
Our Teen Work Ready participants will go to Kensington-area summer camps to teach children soccer, teamwork, and the value of exercise and good nutrition. They will be supervised by experienced soccer coaches.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation hires youth to work at recreation sites throughout the city. Employment may consist of working as a summer day camp counselor, at an older adult center, in an administrative capacity or at the outdoor concert venue. Interested youth should contact the recreation site supervisor to inquire about a position working at that site.
Project Based Learning INC
Resources for Human Development, Inc.
Steppingstone Scholars
Temple University - Center for Community Partnerships
Urban Affairs Coalition
Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC)/YOACAP
Valley Youth House Committee, Inc.
Achieving Independence Center work experience program is for youth between the ages of 14-16 that have limited to no work experience. Youth that have been in the foster care system have the opportunity to build on their employment skills and have an exciting summer with their peers while making money.
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Offer a tailored work experience where participants gain a deeper understanding of a career by completing intermediate and advanced level assignments

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WorkReady Partner Organization
Federation of Neighborhood Centers
FNC will work with 23 youth in the internship model. With the move to the Bok Building, we added the Internship Model to our summer programming in 2017. We have established relationships with employers in the Bok Building and placed over 50% of our interns into worksites at the Bok Building in the past 3 summers. These employers offer unique internship opportunities to youth in such industries as fashion design and industrial design. Being in the same building offers an opportunity for developing much closer provider-worksite relationships and being able to address any questions or concerns immediately. Worksite supervisors offer internship experiences that carry on the tradition of Bok’s vocational high school past. Our Worksites for summer 2020 will mainly target the Bok employer community of artist and maker entrepreneurs. In addition, we have established relationships with in the arts & culture sector with worksites offering technical theater type work experiences such as Opera Philadelphia, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and Shakespeare in Clark Park. We will offer a 4 day pre-internship training as well as weekly professional development sessions throughout the program. We will have a culminating exhibit at Bok "Youth at Work" at the end of the program.
Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity
PEP/PYN
The Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
PAI provides Career Connected Educational Internships by connecting students to internships in the Early Childhood Education, Hospitality and Skilled Trades industries.
Public Health Management Corporation
Public Health Management Corporation's Project LYFT Summer Youth Leadership Council is a 6-8 week workforce training internship program for teens. Project LYFT will offer a series of workshops and training activities to help participants discover their leadership style and to prepare them for the professional workforce. These workshops will cover leadership, professionalism and work ethic. The workshops also will have a project-based learning approach to encourage participants to think about their goals, which include self-knowledge, self-assessment, and self-confidence. Project LYFT's Youth Leadership Council will engage participants in a way that they will connect them to real-world experiences, develop 21st Century skills and marketability, identify a mentor, create a personal portfolio of projects and work, increase self-confidence, build a professional network and enhance future employment opportunities.
Somerset Academy Early Learning Center
Our Internship Program will provide training to prepare future preschool, elementary, and middle school teachers. We will engage students in activities that explores how to meet the qualifications for college, completing college applications, and preparing for jobs and employers. Youth will develop leadership, planning and teamwork skills not found in schools. They will learn how to care for and approach younger children and the different kinds of learning styles as they tutor students and assist teachers. Additionally, students will be groomed to team leaders, work with peers and teachers, and learn the importance of ethics, persistence and critical thinking for success in the workplace.
Steppingstone Scholars
Temple University - ITSRG
Trizen, LLC
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, UACS
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Village Industries is our pre-employment program for teens and middle-school youth that combines art and social justice with social-enterprise to build self-sufficiency and actualize their creative power. Why: Village Industries helps teens develop critical "whole life" competencies that directly counter the effects of trauma and poverty, including knowledge and credentials; creativity; social skills/networks; agency; and the ability to manage stress. Who: Teens ages 14-19. More than 350 teens per year join one or more creative studios that produce high-quality products and services for local clients who wish to offer, feature, or leverage youth perspectives. How: The program intentionally simulates the creative agency experience so that youth can safely practice the process of moving from research to ideation, to production, to presentation. We believe these are the very skills needed for young people to achieve social and economic upward mobility.
Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC)/YOACAP
Valley Youth House Committee, Inc.
Achieving Independence Center internship program allows youth between the ages of 16-18 that have previous work experience to dive deeper into the employment world. Youth that have been in the foster care system have the opportunity to explore potential careers and further develop their marketability in the workforce.
VietLead
SumOurRoots is a 6-week paid internship where Southeast Asian high school students explore and learn about their identities, their communities, and the movement for a better world. Students will analyze the histories and struggles between communities of color in the movement to fight for their rights & dignity in the US. At the same time, students will also learn about how they can take action as young people in the fight for healthy schools and healthy communities. Finally, students will have opportunities to practice and improve on cooking, gardening, and storytelling skills.
West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution
Urban Affairs Coalition YOACAP/UAC

Offers a variety of experiences that are valuable but different from the other four program types

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WorkReady Partner Organization
Center for Black Educator Development
Coded by Kids
Community Integrated Services
Federation of Neighborhood Centers
FNC will work with 20 youth in the innovation accelerator model. We describe media as a form of communication and self-expression through creative writing, video, illustration, animation, graphic design, photography and performing. The program called "Media Innovators" will be held at our state of the art Lil Filmmakers media & art studio in West Philadelphia. The program is designed to be an 8-week intensive educational training for 20 participants. Students will create professional-quality media projects and learn basic media business skills. Students will work 25 hours per week. The program is divided into 3 phases: a. Phase one- interpersonal exploration- i. Youth assess their creative, personal and professional skillsets and create goals for sharpening those skills. Students do art activities around self-reflection and discovery. We encourage youth to “find their voice” and use media as their platform to discuss social issues that matter to them. b. Phase two- creative technique, equipment, and technology training- i. Students learn to use state of the art video equipment, and computer technology. Students will focus on their field of interest (photography, videography, animation, etc.) and learn in-depth how to use cameras, computer software, audio equipment, creative writing, and acting. Students will create small individual projects as they build their skills. Phase Three- community engagement & entrepreneurship- We partner with organizations and small businesses. Our students will have the opportunity to work within the Philadelphia communities to create media for their events and initiatives. Students learn first-hand about freelance work, project management and budgeting.
Independence Seaport Museum
JEVS Human Services
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Philadelphia Energy Authority
Philadelphia Technician Training Institute
Steppingstone Scholars
The School District of Philadelphia
Students will gain an entrepreneurial mindset in this four week program. They will gain skills needed to start a business by learning the integral skills needed when becoming an entrepreneur. Students will learn concepts such as presentation skills, targeting a market, finances and budgeting and much more!
To Our Children's Future With Health, Inc.
To Our Children's Future With Health, Inc. Overbrook High School Workforce Readiness Summer Program will enroll 60 youth ages 14 to 18, from Overbrook High School and the surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods. Summer program activities will run five days each week, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The OHS Workforce Readiness Program will provide an innovative approach to expanding the traditional focus on career development to include skill development in the social, emotional and behavioral life of youth. Each youth will self-select a career elective from Electrical, Information Technology, and Customer Service and Sales tracks. In addition to training in these fields, youth will be introduced to employers and practitioners in the field through a guest speaker program. All youth will receive core Drug and Alcohol Social Emotional Learning (DAPSEL) training through five activities: the Project ALERT curriculum, peer group counseling, teamwork project-based learning, yoga, and self-reflection on skill development.

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