Experience Ignites Purpose

About Us

Apprentice Learning provides real world work experiences for eighth grade students. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and nurture dreams for middle school students.

Our programs in Boston Public Schools are 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.

Meet Our Apprentices

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.

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We’re Hiring: City Summer Internship for Girls

Seeking a talented educator to lead our five-week, paid career internship for rising ninth grade girls. City Summer Internship (CSI) is a paid summer internship program for girls entering ninth grade. This five-week program introduces young women to opportunities in Boston’s economic engine neighborhoods using a blend of classroom-based career education activities and real-world...

Thank you, Cummings Foundation!

City Summer Interns at NorthStar Asset Management We are so thrilled to receive a second year of generous funding from The Cummings Foundation.  Thank you, Bill and Joyce Cummings, Joel Swets and Joyce Vyriotes and all of the Cummings employees and volunteers who donate time to support the great work of social service and...

What is My Learning Zone?

Model for Comfort, Learning and Panic Zones 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...

Our Supporters

We would like to thank numerous generous individuals and:

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.

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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 $85, you can provide a weekly stipend for a rising ninth grade City Summer Intern.

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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