SCEP WorkReady Philadelphia

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SCEP WorkReady has provided summer jobs, career counseling and mentoring to over 1,000 teens since 1982. In providing career preparation, academic enrichment and work-readiness training, SCEP WorkReady reaches out to teens in TANF and TANF-eligible households.

The program’s goal is to reduce the number of high school dropouts by preparing youth for the workforce and promoting higher education. Participants work a minimum of 20 hours a week. North Light layers supportive services to maximize participants’ success on the job.

A long-term impact study of SCEP WorkReady alumni from 2003-2013 (136 out of 283 participating students were surveyed0, the following positive long-term outcomes were reported:

  • 99% graduated high school
  • 95% of the high school graduates attended college or graduated college
  • 91% are currently or have recently worked part- or full-time employer paid jobs
  • 91% said SCEP WorkReady influenced or aided them in going to college
  • 66% said SCEP WorkReady helped them improve their academic performance (29% stated their academic performance was already good)
  • 36% stated their school attendance improved (53% said their attendance was already good)

To find out more about SCEP WorkReady call Billy Eisenberg at 215-483-4800 x. 111 or email him, weisenberg@northlightcommunitycenter.org

175 Green Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127
P 215.483.4800 : F 215.483.6728
info@northlightcommunitycenter.org