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Learning to Work

June 19, 2018

Time:8:45 am - 11:00 am

What’s New and Innovative About Summer Employment for Youth

This session will focus on what’s new and innovative in summer employment for youth and summertime Learning to Work initiatives for historically underserved students in NYC.

Two panels will address a growing evidence base that highlights effective models that promote career knowledge, provide training for workplace readiness, and offer paid summer internships for high school students.

Our distinguished panelists will:

  • Provide a brief snapshot of the landscape of summer employment opportunities for historically underserved high school students;
  • Describe how recent employment models are challenging the status quo;
  • Reference how The Future of Work is informing career readiness and access;
  • Review how economies of scale in NYC create both opportunity and challenge.

This session will feature promising changes to existing youth employment models that lay a foundation for building transferable skills; create opportunities for experiential work-based learning and mentorship, and that can optimally inform a more deliberate and effective process for mapping career interests that bridge the transition from high school to postsecondary education.

Agenda and Speakers

Welcome: Erickson Blakney, Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation

Opening Remarks: Andre White, Associate Commissioner, Youth Workforce Development

Panel 1:

Panel 2:



June 19, 2018
8:45 am - 11:00 am


NYC Youth Funders


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