“…working at an early age generates a set of additional and longer lasting benefits that are manifest in improved lifetime employment and earnings outcomes as well as improved educational attainment outcomes.”

Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects, Commonwealth Corporation, 2013

first-jobs-graphicTo prepare eighth grade students for the new level of independence and responsibility they need for high school, Apprentice Learning helps students find summer experiences that build their skills, including their first paying jobs.

Through a network of partners, some who provide multi-year employment and career pathway programs, students work with Apprentice Learning and enter high school with a clear understanding of the important link between career and academic success. Our collaboration with summer program providers prepares students to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

Partners include Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Area Health Education Center, C-Town Tech Summer Internship at Charlestown High School, Grub Street Teen Summer Fellowship Program and Hyde Square Task Force. Additionally, the Boston Youth Fund supports positions at the Boston Community Centers and other local organizations. Apprentices attended summer camp and enrichment programs, including the Hurricane Island Foundation’s Maine Island Summer Leadership and Exploration Program, Math Power, and The City School.