Learn by Doing

Eighth grade can be the start of something great; all it takes is an opportunity to prepare kids to positively shape their future careers.

Middle school is not too early to develop a wider knowledge of careers and positive work habits. Apprentice Learning gives students in eighth grade in the Boston Public Schools exposure to the culture of work through short apprenticeships and hands-on learning. Adult professionals boost students’ practical skills and insights necessary for success in the workplace and in life.

Working with Boston Public Schools since 2012, Apprentice Learning tackles the opportunity gap, the disparity in access to quality educational resources needed for all children to be successful in school.

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Thanks to Participating Worksite Businesses

A special thank you to our 2017 Summer Worksite Partners

Allen & Gerritsen
Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Menton Restaurant & Chef Scott Jones
Commonwealth Kitchen
Eastern Bank
Flour Bakery
Hollister Staffing
Maxwell Health
NorthStar Asset Management
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Joanne, City Summer Intern 2017, on NorthStar Asset Management: “I learned that the stock market is always being recorded over a period of time. You can tell by the graph if the company is doing good or bad. I also learned that when you make a company public like Facebook you can earn more money like what Mark [Zukerberg] did. NorthStar help me understand why big companies use graphs because they can use it to keep track of how the company is doing.” Joanne will be a ninth grader at Charlestown High School in September 2017

"We walk by buildings and don’t take a second glance. But once you go inside, it's a whole new world. As soon as I walked into the Wyss, I saw things I'd never seen before, things I'd never even imagined."

Dacxel, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

"It's important for kids my age to have opportunities like Apprentice Learning because it teaches us to work in a working environment. I'm more prepared for jobs in the future."

Abdul, Mission Hill School