Experience Ignites Purpose
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
Photo caption: Helen Russell with one of the first groups of apprentices at Boston Teachers Union “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...
Crystal Bi Wegner works with our City Summer Interns at the Design Studio for Social InterventionPhoto Credit: Stefanie @thediahannproject “This experience better prepared me for my future through the career explorations we went on. This helped me because it allowed me to think more about what careers I may want to pursue and what...
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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:
Dreams and Plans
Students meet professionals who share and inspire their career pathways.
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.