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
By Letta Neely, Associate Director of Programs As everyone knows, this particular pandemic makes us reach deep in our toolbox to build new and edit the tried-and-true pathways for success. This fall, at Dearborn STEM Academy (DSA) and at Boston Teachers Union School (BTU), we were innovative with our programming and kept our young...
Article: Working Nation – Published on December 16, 2021 Apprentice Learning says the program sets eighth graders up for success in high school and beyond By Victoria Lim -December 16, 2021 It’s a well-known—and quoted—notion that “children are our future.” A Boston-based nonprofit is leaning all the way into this belief with short unpaid apprenticeships that...
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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.