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
“…..we must create a virtual pathway to obtaining what our kids deserve. It is our obligation to pivot: to learn and teach new steps. We know that many worksites across the city are ready and willing to partner with us in this dance. “ Post by Letta Neely, Apprentice Learning Program Director COVID-19. We...
Preparations are underway in schools for Spring apprenticeships. Over six weeks, eighth graders are identifying their strengths and interests, practicing handshakes and eye contact, all while learning about each of the apprenticeship options available to them beginning in the first week of March. This past fall, most all apprentices (83%) had a perfect attendance...
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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.