The mission of TeenWorks is to empower teens to achieve excellence in college, career, and community.
TeenWorks provides a six-week summer employment and college readiness program and 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 areas like technology, finances, and leadership.
During the summer program, TeenWorks provides transportation, daily meals, and direct support to help teens enroll in accelerated college degree programs and apply for college. During the school year, TeenWorks continues to provide support to our students through mentoring, SAT and ACT prep, and community service outings. As they prepare to begin college, 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 students who have completed the TeenWorks 360 year-round 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.