Jóvenes Latinos Pro Salud (Health Careers for Youth): High school seniors and out-of-school youth transitioning to college or full-time employment explore career opportunities in the healthcare field through apprenticeships with hospital partners in the Longwood Medical Area. Youth also receive intensive work readiness training, professional mentoring from their apprenticeship supervisor, and wraparound supports to connect to postsecondary education and long-term employment.
Internship Placements: Youth complete Sociedad Latina’s original Work Readiness Curriculum (e.g. interviewing, resume writing) and engage in monthly career exploration activities (e.g. career panels, job shadows) to gain a better understanding of different career fields. They then receive support from career pathways mentors in their selected field to complete a capstone presentation. Upon successful completion of this training, youth are placed in internship with employer partners to gain hands-on workforce development skills, explore potential career pathways, and build their professional networks.
¡emprende!: Through an innovative 10-week program, Latino and English learner youth explore the fields of entrepreneurship and business by creating business plans, executing soft launches of prototypes, exploring postsecondary academic and career options, and pitching their ventures to a panel of “mock” potential investors. During the summer, youth have the opportunity to participate in an intensive 10-week entrepreneurship curriculum.
See the impact of our Workforce Development programming by reading Isahiah's Story.