PYN Voices


PYN Voices
by: Jason Alemán | Aug 29, 2016

WorkReady honors young people in a new way with a celebrations bus tour

To celebrate the young people in the WorkReady program this summer, PYN launched the inaugural WorkReady Celebrations Tour. In past years PYN has had the WorkReady Expo, but this year we wanted to give our stakeholders an authentic feel for what our yo... Read More

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by: Megan Briggs | Aug 18, 2016

PYN hosts career shadowing day to highlight opportunities in the nonprofit sector

This summer, during the WorkReady program, PYN offered a job shadowing opportunity on two separate dates in July for the Career Exposure program. This program serves rising 8th graders as a part of WorkReady’s menu of programs. PYN volun... Read More

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by: Tara Miller | Aug 16, 2016

Get HYPE Philly!’s Collective Impact: The Youth Health Movement is Here

For Philadelphia’s collective impact initiative Get HYPE Philly!, 10 nonprofit partners have come together to empower 1,000 youth to become leaders for healthy change in their communities with a g... Read More

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by: Jorden Green | Aug 05, 2016

From the field: Youth perspectives on WorkReady summer 2016

The 2016 WorkReady summer season is quickly coming to a close, so we sat down with some of our WorkReady participants to learn more about their summer experiences and discuss where they see themselves professionally in 10 years. Below is what they had to say.

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by: Zoe Schwingel-Sauer | Aug 03, 2016

Youth taking action in Washington, D.C.

Every summer, the Bank of America Student Leaders take a week-long trip to Washington D.C. to learn about opportunities across the country for young people to have an active voice in their communities. Below is Zoe's account from her experience in summer 2016.Read More

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by: Lauren MacBride | Jul 29, 2016

The sky’s the limit: A one on one interview with Nasir

Nasir is a rising junior at String Theory High School and current WorkReady summer participant. With four internships under his belt at the age of 17, he’s been adept at navigating the job market while also developing his passion for music. When we deci... Read More

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by: David Thornburgh | Jul 15, 2016

Find your voice this summer with WorkReady and Committee of Seventy civic engagement opportunities

The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention recently introduced two program partnerships facilitated by the Host Committee that create unique ... Read More

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by: Marci Leveillee | Jul 11, 2016

Five years in the making: The Student Leader program at PYN

Since 2011, the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) has partnered with Bank of America to host Bank of America Student Leaders. To devel... Read More

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by: Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend | Jul 05, 2016

Five things I want young people to learn this summer

This week, the WorkReady Philadelphia summer program kicks off with thousands of young people around the city participating in work experiences focused on developing the skills that they will use no matter what career path they choose in the future. With e... Read More

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