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PYN's "Project 100"

Updated: Apr 18

PYN seeks to add 100 Youth Employer Partners committed to fostering Philadelphia's future workforce. Become a youth worksite today!

Introducing "Project 100" a new initiative aimed at generating youth workforce development opportunities across the city!

The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is currently seeking to engage 100 local businesses that are interested in hosting youth workers for hands-on jobsite experiences. Be a part of a citywide effort to address the skills gap by convening partners, employers, and youth to build a coordinated approach that prepares young people for future employment!

  • Traditionally a summer program, PYN’s WorkReady program is expanding to offer year-round career development experiences and direct jobsite placements for Philadelphia Youth!

  • PYN's year-round WorkReady program offers young people the opportunity to earn $1,000+ for participating in 120 hour experiences in hybrid work / learning experiences in partnership with local area worksites + businesses!

  • We will work with you to provide young people aged 14-24 immersive jobsite experiences complete with pre-employment training, professional development and comprehensive career coaching.

  • Help us reach our goal of signing up 100 worksites by April 30th.

  • To learn more about becoming a worksite partner, complete an interest form and someone from our team will reach out to you with more details and next steps

What Employers Provide:

  • Hands-On Experience: Youth are invited to work in a professional setting, applying classroom knowledge to real-world projects

  • Career Exploration: Opportunities designed to allow youth to explore potential career paths and industries.

  • Skill Development: WorkReady opportunities are meant to enhance crucial skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management.

  • Networking Opportunities: opportunities encourage youth to connect with mentors and professionals who can provide guidance and support.

What PYN Provides: 

  • Youth Payments: Depending on age, worksite, and hours worked, young people can earn anywhere up to $1,000+ for participating at a PYN worksite. 

  • HR / Payroll Support: Recruitment, enrollment, and payroll services, including Workers Compensation. Pre-screening and matching youth to available positions. Access to the WorkReady professional development series for youth and employers.

  • Training + Support: Training for your employees, including worksite coordinators and supervisors, on working with youth. 

  • Networking and Exposure Opportunities: Exposure in the region through marketing materials, websites, and other promotional and media publications. Networking opportunities with other businesses in the region.

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