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.

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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 Internships


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 student 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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Latest News

Meet Bill Russell: the Statue

Thanks, Aaron Horne, Sienna DeSantis and Tim Smith, Trinity Financial staff professionals who are introducing the field of commercial real estate development to our apprentices. Their education begins with sharpening their observation skills by getting to know their own city. Fabio, Styvenson, Armani and Solomon navigated their way through the Batterymarch District, visited the...

Host an Apprentice: 5 Tips for Success

As schools get underway, Apprentice Learning is preparing 50 students for apprenticeships throughout Boston in a wide variety of businesses. These worksite partners make time each week to create a hands-on learning experience that helps students understand a particular workplace and practice the professional skills Apprentice Learning staff introduce in our six preparatory classes....

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!

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

Volunteer

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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