Our goal? Raise $25,000 by June 30, 2017.

We have raised $18,600 as of May 7.

Every new donation will be matched 1:1

Your contribution will help Apprentice Learning connect more eighth graders to real world experiences that ignite dreams and plans.

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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Current Donors

We are supported by generous individual donors and

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
Anna B. Stearns Foundation
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Caramelo Clothing Company
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Fish Family Foundation
George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust
Orville W. Forté Charitable Foundation
The Lenny Zakim Fund
The Philanthropic Initiative

Special thanks to SoulCo for Change Leaders for in-kind consulting services.

"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