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ERIC Number: ED539919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Voices: The WorkReady Experience
Philadelphia Youth Network
WorkReady programs offer young Philadelphians not only their first job, but skills for success. Young people who work during high school often master valuable skills that can help them do better in high school and college; learn new things that open their eyes to career possibilities; and earn more money later in life. When young people learn how to become better employees, entrepreneurs and leaders, we are all better off as a city and as a society. Through providing financial and administrative support while simultaneously holding contractors to high standards, WorkReady programs strengthen all interested parties--including employers, direct service providers, schools, neighborhoods and the young people themselves. WorkReady employment opportunities are incredibly diverse. There are five types of WorkReady programs in this report: internships, work experience, academic support, service learning, and year-round. Last year, 7,898 young Philadelphians participated in WorkReady programs at over 700 different worksites. This report provides eighteen first-hand perspectives on ten WorkReady sites. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Philadelphia Youth Network. 714 Market Street Suite 304, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 267-502-3800; Fax: 267-502-3801; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Youth Network
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania