Youth Development

Our Youth Workforce Development Initiative (YWDI) prepares high school students and young adults to develop their knowledge, skills, and talents to successfully find their path to gainful employment.

North Light engages more than 400 youth, ages 12-20 with year-round programs that provide leadership training, life skills and workforce development training, mentoring, civic engagement and academic supports. We bridge the opportunity gap and empower youth to leverage meaningful career pathways. Our programs are offered in-school, after-school and during the summer, helping students achieve academically, and to prepare for college and career success.

TEEMworks (Teen Employment Engagement Mentorship works) is a new program being launched under North Light’s Youth Workforce Development Initiative (YWDI.) The program’s goal is to empower future leaders for job market readiness upon graduating from our customized STEM & trades-related training program.

WorkReady Philadelphia Program – Councils and mentors teens to be successful in the work force. We provide your next generation of leaders an opportunity to be part of a welcoming after school community of friends, neighbors, employer partners and mentors.