SCEP/WorkReady Philadelphia

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 2003-2017 (More than 300 participating students were surveyed), 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)

Congratulations to this year’s Star Award winners at the Networking & Awards Ceremony.

Take a look at the teens’ Contextual Learning Project video.

To find out more about SCEP/WorkReady email