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.
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 student develop:
Dreams and Plans
Students meet professionals who share and inspire their career pathways.
Each week, City Summer Interns visit as least one business to step into the shoes of a career professional. Interns write a letter with their reflections. Dyimond, a 2018 intern, wrote the following letter to NorthStar Asset Management: Dear NorthStar Asset Management, Thank you for teaching me the ways of a financial advisor and...
Taylor Norman, Apprentice Learning Program Coordinator at the Boston Teachers Union School was invited to give a parting speech to the eighth grade class. We were inspired and wanted to share her words. As you launch into high school, you will have a chance to choose your friends, choose your interests, and choose what...
We are thrilled to be a 2018 recipient of the Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 nonprofits. “The Cummings Foundation grant is the largest competitive grant Apprentice Learning has received. Not only will funding help us to serve more students this year and next, this gift propels our organization into Boston’s nonprofit ecosystem in significantly...
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!
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.