Workready Summer


WorkReady is a program in July-August for youth living in Philadelphia. This past summer, over 7,000 young people earned nearly $8,000,000 by participating in ~100 unique programs across the city.  

Check back in the coming months for more success stories from summer 2022 and ways to get involved in summer 2023! 

Learn More About WorkReady
WorkReady Youth

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If you have questions or need support, you can contact the WorkReady Customer Service Center:

  Call using the WorkReady Hotline: 267.502.3900

The WorkReady Customer Service Center is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WorkReady is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network.
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More About WorkReady


Participants in WorkReady Summer programs can earn up to ~$1,000* depending on the program. There are two types of programs offered in the summer:

Incentive-based programs are targeted towards young people with little to no previous work experience and are open to 12-24 year-olds. These programs offer opportunities to learn about careers and career pathways, set short-term goals, and provide the opportunity to work on individual or group projects. These programs pay up to $1,000 based on the number of projects and milestones completed during the program.

Wage-based programs are targeted towards young people with previous work or leadership experience and are open to 14-24 year-olds. These programs offer opportunities for career exploration and preparation and engage participants in hourly work-based experiences. Young people earn $11 per hour in wage-based programs and usually work about 20 hours per week.

*Figure is based on estimated take-home pay. Full completion of program hours is necessary to earn the maximum amount possible.


WorkReady experiences are in-person. Some programs will be 100% in-person (5 days a week), while other programs will be hybrid, with at least 3 days in-person and 1-2 days virtual.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to apply for WorkReady. However, proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required and collected based on local mandates, program requirements and/or worksite policies.


WorkReady is for Philadelphia residents between the ages of 12-24. Young adults who have graduated high school but are under 24 are eligible if they are disconnected from both school and work. Individual programs may have additional eligibility requirements such as age or zip code.