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PYN works to prepare young people for career success by supporting programs that directly serve them and the evolving needs of employers. Through this dual approach, we hope to tackle systemic issues, increase equality in the workforce, and eliminate poverty in Philadelphia.
PYN and our partners use the Career Development Framework (CDF) as a tool to illustrate the youth workforce development system in order to improve training, engage employers, and develop citywide strategies that provide career opportunities to young people.
Over 20 years’ experience and annually partnering with over 80 program providers.
Since our founding, PYN has been dedicated to helping young Philadelphians. With the help of our program partners and more than $15M in support annually, we provide education and employment opportunities to teens and young adults in the city.
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I personally experienced my first summer job with one of PYN’s providers at the age of 14 and know how valuable and successful the program is. Our team has empowered hundreds of promising youth over the years, many of whom have joined us full time and made invaluable contributions to the company.
PYN partners to build a far-reaching system of educational and employment opportunities for teens and young adults in Philadelphia.
Project U-Turn is an alliance that increases the graduation rate and prepares young people for the future.
The Summer Youth Employment Cabinet is comprised of a group of individuals, foundations and organizations that support summer jobs. The Cabinet manages the Philly Summer Jobs Fund in order to create opportunities for young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to succeed in today's economy.
The Aspen Opportunity Youth Forum is a network of over two dozen urban and rural communities that provide innovative and collaborative solutions to reconnect Opportunity Youth (16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work and school) with better education and employment opportunities.
The Collective Impact Forum is a cross-sector network of individuals who share knowledge to accelerate the effectiveness of the collective impact approach for positive social change.
PYN works with a number of boards, commissions and affiliates who help influence policy in favor of teens and young adults looking for better lives in Philadelphia.
The Board acts as a private advisor to the governor on how to build a strong workforce in Pennsylvania that aligns with state education and economic development goals. PYN is honored to support this statewide work with our President and CEO serving on the Youth Committee of the Board.
PYN is proud to be represented by team members in a wide range of advisory roles, all aimed at better support and services for young people. These include the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ+ Affairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Education Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Task Force, and more.
The Skilled Career Pathways for Young Talent Initiative was developed to increase employment for Opportunity Youth (youth aged 16-24) in the fields of technology and healthcare. Upon completion of the program, young people are placed in jobs with skilled advancement opportunities.
Whether you’re an employer or a service provider, PYN has a myriad of ways to support you while you work with the teens and young adults of Philadelphia. Through corporate philanthropy, we are able to help employers sustain and grow to fuel improvements. We work with elected officials who leverage policy and financial investments to help employers achieve their goals despite limited resources. And the return on investment for employers is the development of young talent, the building of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their workplace, and effecting a positive social change in Philadelphia.
WorkReady programs supply skill-building opportunities and paid work experiences for 12-24-year-olds in Philadelphia. WorkReady offers young people the chance to work in many different career fields in order to develop the critical skills necessary to grow in an increasingly competitive economy.
E³ services help young people ages 16-24 take the next step toward a career. Through comprehensive and individualized support, we connect teens and young adults to post-secondary education, paid work experience, adult mentorship, career pathway coaching, and more.
To improve outcomes for teens and young adults in Philadelphia, PYN has built a data capacity to increase the number of youth who have high school diplomas and decrease the number of youth who are disconnected from school and work. We do this, and a number of other data-based initiatives, by chartering research, fielding surveys, and hosting interviews to inform our work and make a maximum impact.
From national endeavors to local initiatives, stay in the know about PYN’s youth workforce development in the city of brotherly love.
We are always on the lookout for additional partners, providers, employers, investors, and young people to join our programs.
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