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Workforce Development

Building Tomorrow's Leaders, Innovators and Problem Solvers

The Workforce Development program gives teens the opportunity to learn vital life skills through hands-on learning and paid internship experiences. Many teens find permanent job placement after completing the program.



Leveling the Playing Field

Millions of young people face an uncertain future and competitive job market. Boys & Girls Clubs help young people stay on track in the midst of change.

"I'm planning to go to college to become a teacher. Participating in the Workforce Development program gave me first hand experience working with kids and the support I needed to make me confident in my future choice of career."

- Surafel, Teen Member

The Program

Teens who participate in Workforce Development are provided the opportunity to explore careers and build employability skills for future success. Teens are placed in paid internships giving them real-life work experiences within Boys & Girls Club programs or with partner agencies. In addition, teens participate in the following national programs aimed to give them the tools necessary for independence, responsibility and financial stability.

Career Launch

CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

Money Matters

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.