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
After reflecting on the murders of Black and Brown people at the hands of the police, we realized that we could play a bigger role in combatting racial injustice by having open conversations with businesses in Boston around operationalizing equity and opportunity. Our work is rooted in a desire to build a workforce that...
We are facing a terrible crisis in education due to the pandemic, and in the midst this, new opportunities can emerge. While our eighth graders long for a return to in-person school and apprenticeships, recent data shows they are learning important career skills in our online programs (see our charts below). And new virtual...
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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.