Together, we can eliminate the opportunity divide, no longer having our young people defined by the street they grew up on, but the content of their character, positioning Philadelphia as a world-class city.
Offer a "first break"
Invest in our city's future
Stimulate the economy
Recent studies in both Boston and Chicago found that summer employment has the potential to decrease dangerous behavior in young people. In Philadelphia, where youth violence is increasingly prevalent, this is more important now than ever.
Offer enriching, positive work experiences to keep youth engaged in safe activities; thus developing an increased interest in continuing evolving work-based skills and employment.
One component of the citywide effort for Philadelphia Summer Jobs is to capture youth employment data from across the city.
You can participate by letting us know if you are currently hire high school aged youth at your business/organization during the summer. Providing this information will allow us to recognize you for your investment in the future workforce of Philadelphia.
Please join us in the Challenge and complete the following survey: