WorkReady Youth

Summer Work Ready

Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) Work Ready Summer program offers Philadelphia young people opportunities for career exploration and learning about career pathways. WorkReady is a paid opportunity where participants will receive either wages or incentives by completing a summer experience. Provider partners offer year-round or summer opportunities which may have additional eligibility requirements.   Temple University's WorkReady is a program in July-August for youth living in Philadelphia.

More Information

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be Philadelphia resident 

  • Be 14 to 18 years 

  • Highly determined, self-motivated 

  • Must submit vital documentation to participate  

  • Available to work 6 weeks in summer from July to August  

Application Process

Step 1:  Apply for WorkReady and find the right program at Young people must apply each year. Use an email account you have access to and keep your application password handy.  

Step 2:  After completing the online application email us at  to state you’re interested in working with us this upcoming summer and request our provider referral code. 

Step 3:  A staff member will review the online application and send email inviting youth and their parent/guardian to upload or drop off vital documents. Please have these documents ready in case you are selected:  

  • Social Security Card 

  • Valid ID Card / Report Card 

  • Birth Certificate 

  • Work Permit 

Hours of Operation

Monday- Friday:   9:00 AM-5:00 PM  

Hybrid (in-person and/or virtual)

Location of Services

Young people will be placed at various worksites across the city to complete summer experiences, so site location is TBD. Provider information and office location are below. 

Contact Information

Temple University  

Ritter Annex, 4th Floor 

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue 

Philadelphia, PA 19122 


Phone:  215-204.5782


Our work is made possible thanks to the support of Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN).  PYN believes every young person deserves the chance to achieve their dreams. PYN works with partners to prepare young people for the career of their choice. PYN programs create opportunities for young people throughout Philadelphia.