From finding a rewarding career to achieving financial independence, Boys & Girls Clubs Career Development programs provide the tools to help members succeed.
Boys & Girls Clubs Career Development programs help Milwaukee youth develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. Through Club programs, members are introduced to a variety of work environments, guest speakers, worksite tours and hands-on experience, as well as career and financial planning assistance.
For many members, this is their first opportunity to explore different industries and develop personal and professional goals. By following our career development programming path, they are able to gain the skills and training necessary to successfully find employment.
Brighter Futures provides wrap around Career Development programming for high school students throughout Milwaukee County. A partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs and Employ Milwaukee, this initiative features dedicated full-time Clubs staff who work with students in socio-economic development activities, job readiness skills, tutoring and mentoring services, career exploration and more. Click here to learn more about Brighter Futures.
Utilizing a combination of classroom training, job shadowing and internships, World of Work helps members ages 5 to 21 years old prepare for employment and gain work experience. Program goals include teaching youth how to apply for a job, gain skills that lead to permanent employment and manage their incomes.
With an emphasis on careers and not just jobs, Industry Exposure & Skills Training programming gives members ages 14-21 years old exposure to careers in a variety of industries. Through hands-on experience and paid work experience, students acquire skills to be successful in future careers and in some cases, earn industry-specific certifications.
Through partnerships with the private sector, the Clubs provide youth ages 15-21 years old with internship opportunities in the retail, healthcare industries, IT, auto mechanics, engineering fields and more. Internships let Club members put their training into practice while building resume-worthy experience and earning wages, which are subsidized through state government programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs prepare club members who complete their participation in World of Work, Industry Exposure & Skills Training and Internships to enter post-secondary education with career goals in mind or find full-time, unsubsidized employment.
Thanks to strong partnerships with local businesses, more youth are able to receive the necessary skills and training to enter the workforce with confidence.