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Career Connections Start Here!

Join The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) for a new Career Connected Learning Out-of-School Time (OST) Program—a dynamic initiative designed to generate career awareness and exposure in Philadelphia's youth!

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PYN's Career Connected Learning OST Programs

Igniting Futures Beyond the Classroom

Welcome to a new era of afterschool enrichment! PYN proudly presents the Career Connected OST Program, a dynamic initiative designed to shape the career paths of Philadelphia's youth by providing unparalleled opportunities for growth, exposure, and real-world experiences.

The Philadelphia Youth Network's Career Connected Learning Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs are community school-based afterschool and summer academic enrichment programs designed to provide dynamic career-connected, academic, and social-emotional OST learning experience that advances STEAM learning and inspires student engagement.

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Schools Currently Offering PYN Career Connected Learning OST Programs

  • C. C. A. Baldi Middle School,

  • Warren G. Harding Middle School

  • A. L. Fitzpatrick School

  • Thomas K. Finletter School

What To Expect: 

Afterschool Enrichment Activities - Homework help, sports, art, performing arts, gaming, STEM, teambuilding, and more!   

Project Based Career Exposure + Awareness - learn about various career paths, industries, jobs, and post-secondary pathways through hands-on activities and real-world projects.

Financial Literacy - Explore the basics of financial literacy through engaging hands-on games, activities, and team projects. 

Interactive Workshops - Participate in engaging workshops that bring career awareness and professional skills building to   to life.

Mentorship - Connect with experienced mentors who will guide afterschool activities and skills building focused on career exposure and awareness .
 

Field Trips + Industry Tours - Visit local businesses and organizations to see careers in action.

 

Guest Speakers - Hear from industry experts and get insider tips on how to succeed.

 

Academic Support - Receive help in core subjects like English language arts to boost your academic performance.

 

Family Engagement - Benefit from resources, learning opportunities, culturally relevant community celebrations, and stronger school-home connections.

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Who is Eligible

  • Our program is open to middle school students in Upper North and Northeast Philadelphia, specifically targeting youth from 5th to 8th grades.
     

  • Youth must be enrolled in a PYN partner school to be eligible for enrollment.

    • C. C. A. Baldi Middle School,

    • Warren G. Harding Middle School

    • A. L. Fitzpatrick School

    • Thomas K. Finletter School

How to Apply:

  • Enrollment begins in summer of 2024! Check back soon for more details. 
     

  • Complete the interest form linked below to get more information and be the first to know when enrollment goes live!

Our Program Partners:

  • Michael Haslip, Drexel University

  • Mighty Writers 

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 

  • PeopleShare 

  • Rapping about Prevention 

  • Santander Bank 

  • SEL Worldwide; 

  • TEACH LLC 

  • Urban Youth Racing School 

  • Vetri Community Partnership 

  • Walnut Street Theatre;  

  • Zhang Sah Martial Arts & Learning Centers 

  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program 

  • Cordelia Biddle, Drexel University 

  • Creative Praxis  

  • Design Art Build Company 

  • Energy Coordinating Agency 

  • Early Childhood Education Training Academy 

  • Emelyn Jaros 

  • Fab Youth Philly 

  • First Tee, Greater Philadelphia 

  • Galvanized Financial LLC 

  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

  • JobWorks Education & Training Systems 

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