The mission of TeenWorks is to empower teens to achieve excellence in college, career, and community.
TeenWorks provides a year-round employment and college readiness program with supportive services for teens throughout the school year.
While our paid employment program gives teens the chance to earn a paycheck, the TeenWorks experience is so much more than a job. Participating teens build professional resumes, gain job skills for the future, participate in volunteer projects to give back to the community, and receive hands-on instruction to build key college and career readiness skills in one of our five career pathway areas: Health & Life Science, STEAM, Logistics Distribution & Transportation, Hospitality, and Entrepreneurship.
During the summer training program, TeenWorks provides transportation, daily meals, and direct support to help teens discover passions and career aptitudes through exposure, experience, and assessments including MBTI & Strong. During the school year, TeenWorks continues to provide support to our students through employability skills training, mentoring, SAT and ACT prep, and community service outings. Upon successful completion of our program, all TeenWorks teens are also eligible for one of six annual college Scholarships provided by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation.
As they begin their post-secondary plans, TeenWorks Pro students who have completed 2 or more years of the program are encouraged to apply for a TeenWorks Scholarship through CICF. You can find an application here.
Most importantly, the TeenWorks experience empowers teens to discover a new level of self-confidence and recognize that going to college and achieving professional success is within their reach.