Experience Ignites Purpose

We believe in launching the dreams of our city’s youth.

At Apprentice Learning, we leverage career exploration to teach skills and nurture dreams for middle school students in Boston Public Schools. Our programs teach essential work skills and expose students to different careers and adults who are passionate about their professions. By sparking growth and igniting a sense of purpose, we open doors to success from summer jobs to high school, college, and eventual careers.

Learn to Earn!

City Summer Internship provides a weekly $100 stipend for girls to explore careers by visiting a variety of workplaces and meeting women in leadership roles. Girls must be entering ninth grade in the fall of 2020 and be a Boston resident.

Our Programs

Workplace Explorations

Ignite purpose with career discovery at your workplace.


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


Invent your future.

City Summer Internship

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

In 2019, we served 286 students across 5 schools and 64 workplaces in Boston.

Our Blog

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...

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...

“Apprenticing at Community Servings taught me how to approach people and be more respectful. In the future, I will walk up to them happily and shake their hand firmly. You never know who you can meet just by saying, ‘hi.'”

– CJ, Apprentice at Community Servings

Our Supporters

We would like to thank numerous generous individuals and:

We're Stronger Together

Join us in igniting the dreams of middle schools in Boston. Your contributions go directly to students’ needs and enable us to run our programs.
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