WorkReady school-year programs operate between September and June during or after school hours. All programs are paid, but payment type and payment amount vary. 

WorkReady Youth

A couple of things to note about WorkReady school year:

There are limited opportunities for School-Year programs.

Applications are by invite only. A referral code from a partner organization is required to apply.

Have a referral code from a WorkReady School-Year provider?

Get Started

If you're invited to enroll...


Like with any job, certain vital documents are needed to prove your identity and that you're eligible to work.
If invited, you will need to submit a variety of documents that vary by age and gender/sex assigned at birth to prove things like how old you are, that you live in Philadelphia, that you are eligible to work, and that you meet program requirements such as income levels.

Your invitation email with instructions will come from Check your email regularly and look in your spam and junk folders just in case!

Do not email any documents


You will need to return to your application to upload clear digital copies of your paperwork and vital documents.


Vital documents prove who you are, where you live and that you can work in the United States. These documents are legal documents and are often issued by federal, state, local, and school authorities.

If you have your Social Security card, a form of photo ID that has your address, and a work permit if you are between 14-17 years-old, you have everything you need!   

Don’t have those? No problem! Check out our Vital Docs list to learn what other documents are accepted:  


Social Security Number
(helps identify and accurately record wages or earnings)

Who needs this? All participants

  • Social Security Card
  • Social Service Record

Identity and Age

Who needs this? All participants

Philadelphia Residency

Who needs this? All participants

Citizenship/Eligibility to work

Who needs this? All participants


These are documents that you will need to fill out, sign and upload along with your vital documents. Some documents will need to be signed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18. Documents can be printed and completed or filled out and signed electronically.

Listed below are the additional documents that need to be submitted based on your age and gender/sex assigned at birth. Make sure before submitting that you are completing the correct qualifications packet.

Proof of Selective Service registration is required if assigned MALE at birth and age 18 or older as of June 30th, 2022. See below for registration and verification options.


If 18 or older, but not registered

Register Today

If 18 or older, and registered

Verify registration

If 17, but will be 18 as of 6/30/2022

Download the Fillable Registration Form

Note: For more information about who needs to register for Selective Service Registration CLICK HERE


All participants will have the opportunity to earn incentives or wages either in-person or digitally. Each partner organization will be operating individual programs on a rolling basis. We will continue to monitor local, state and government orders and recommendations to determine the best options for all program experiences.

Contact Us


WorkReady School-Year is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). If you have questions or need help getting connected, you can contact your WorkReady program partner or contact PYN directly by:

  Calling the WorkReady Hotline: 267.502.3900

The WorkReady youth hotline is managed Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.