Career Explorations for middle school students

Experience Ignites Purpose

Apprentice Learning’s mission is to provide real-world work experiences for middle school students. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams. These experiences ignite passions and purpose by contextualizing academic content with real-world experiences.

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Our Programs

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Workplace Explorations

One-day engagements with local professionals offer opportunities to meet, practice skills, and learn on the job.

Student learning skills at the job.

Apprenticeships

Hands-on classes and real world work experiences that help youth identify interests, strengths and put their professional skills into practice with an adult mentor.

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LaunchPlus

A virtual paid internship for current 9th grade alumni to deepen professional skills, and support youth in completing digital summer job applications.

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City Summer Internship

A five-week paid internship where rising 9th grade alumna explore STEAM and career fields where women are underrepresented.

Student learning STEAM skills at apprenticeship.

The Apprentice Learning program was my first real work experience. It showed me that I had options for my future jobs. If it wasn’t for the Apprentice Learning program, I would not have thought about my future profession at such young age. I personally always had a goal of college but the Apprentice Learning program opened my eyes to job opportunities.

– Kaya Fields, AL Alumni 2013-14, Mission Hill School

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