Ignite Purpose

Apprentice Learning offers career education programs for eighth-grade students in Boston Public Schools designed to teach essential work skills and habits and expose students to different careers and adults who are passionate about their professions, so that students can make a clear connection between success in school and a satisfying, productive work life.

Please join Apprentice Learning for a breakfast discussion about innovative ways to meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce in Boston.

Evidence shows that an early introduction for young people to essential professional skills and experiences can ignite purpose and put them on a pathway to success. Learn how key stakeholders are addressing the growing demand for a skilled and diverse workforce in Boston with innovative public/private partnerships that offer a hands-on approach to workplace learning.

This event will feature:
Rosalin Acosta
Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Ana Tavares
Principal, Rafael Hernández K-8 School

Brenda Kirouac
AVP, Human Resources Manager & Senior Business Partner, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Apprentice Learning Board Member

Our Programs


Workplace Explorations


Ignite purpose with career discovery at your workplace.
 


Apprenticeships


Teaching content and situations related to the demands of real life.


Launch


Invent your future.

City Summer Internship

Demystifying Boston’s skyline for Boston’s next generation of women leaders in the workplace.

Our Impact

Over 92% of Apprentice Learning participants report gains in Academic Motivation and Learning Interest.

87% of our 2012-2013 alums graduated from high school and 80% are enrolled in post-secondary education.

This compares to a 73% high school graduation rate and 66% college enrollment rate for the Boston Public Schools overall.

At Apprentice Learning students develop:

Skills for Success

Students practice self-presentation and communication skills in professional workplace setting.

Career Knowledge

Worksite partners ignite a sense of purpose with authentic learning.

Dreams and Plans

Students meet professionals who share and inspire their career pathways.

Learn more about our impact on middle schoolers across Boston.

Learn More

Blog

What is My Learning Zone?

Before an apprenticeship, we build students’ self-awareness with a variety of learning activities to help them understand their strengths, learning styles, interests and skills and how they can utilize their traits during their apprenticeships. This helps students overcome their nervousness and fear of “messing up.” The “Comfort Zone Model” describes three zones that are...

Introducing our Intern, Rebekah Lyon, College for Social Innovation

  As AL expands to more schools and serves more students, interns play a crucial role in supporting program operations with teaching, administrative tasks and special projects. Apprentice Learning has been generously supported by volunteers from Boston University, Northeastern University and the College for Social Innovation, a semester-long internships for college students. Rebekah has...

APPLY NOW! City Summer Internship 2019

Apprentice Learning’s City Summer is a program for young women entering ninth grade that uses workplace experiences to develop mindsets for future success and improves engagement in the classroom by making concrete connections between personal success and career achievement. COMPLETE THIS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM TO APPLY. Using the rich array of businesses and organizations...

Get Involved

Young people—middle schoolers—are very curious about your world and most are eager to join you in it. We invite you to share your world of work with an adolescent: it’s opportunity to participate in civic life in a most personal way.

Together, we educate for our future. Bring community service to your workplace with Apprentice Learning!

Donate

For as little as $60, you can provide MBTA transportation so a young person can travel to their summer job.

Host Students at Your Workplace

Ignite purpose with career discovery at your workplace.

We partner with local business to create seminal experiences that give purpose to the present, but more importantly, to a young person’s future. That purpose—the thing that motivates students and moves lives forward can be found in workplaces across our city.

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