We have stayed true to our mission to build upon the aspirations and skills of the young people we work with and to enhance the educational outcomes for students from low-income families in order to defeat the cycle of poverty. Our 7th-12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in paid internship opportunities, which include job placement with over 15 different host sites, as well as educational components related to professionalism, work-life connection, and early college awareness.
It is our pleasure this year to continue providing opportunity and access to our youth through our summer programming. Students have interned at Brookline Early Ed Program (BEEP), Brookline Housing Authority (BHA), Pierce School Extended Day (PSED), Brookline Art Center, Brookline Public Library, and Brookline Teen Center. Students are gaining valuable work experience and learning to balance school and work.
We have partnered with the Brookline Housing Authority to provide students with resume building workshops and Junior Achievement to help students learn how to be experts in the work force. During professional development workshops, students will learn and get various tips from how to dress for the work environment to how to send a professional email.