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Young Adult

Educating & Inspiring Philadelphia's Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals Through Real Workplace Experiences

Training Fund Youth Programming opens the door to the full spectrum of life skills, and offers students exposure to dynamic, comprehensive real-world situations. This not only includes the In School, Out of School and Summer programs, but also participation in career fairs, internships, employer panel programs and tours of local hospitals and nursing homes.

We offer a holistic educational experience based on each student's personal, academic and/or career goals. We present them with ways to:

  • Discover who they are and where they want to go
  • Define what it will take to get there
  • Act to turn their dreams into reality

Level-specific and culturally sensitive curricula encourage students to become active participants in their own learning pathways – from college prep to career prep. Our faculty objectives:

  • Provide a safe, clean and organized educational environment
  • Engage students through quality, youth-focused, hands-on education
  • Share in the learning process with students and co-facilitator 

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  • Free Young Adult Nurse Aide Training Program
    Out of School Program

    Contact the Nurse Aide Program by getting in touch with Traci Kinsler at 215-568-2220 or email

    Ages 17 to 24

    Occupational training and contextualized academic enrichment qualifies participants to sit for the Red Cross Competency Exam. Achieving passing grades places students on the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aid Registry, and qualifies them or assistance in finding employment.

    Learning opportunities include classroom activities, nursing skill laboratories and clinical experience in a long-term care facility. About 95% of students receive an employer-recognized credential, and more than 80% go on to post-secondary education or full-time employment.

    How to Enroll

    • The first step towards enrollment is to attend a testing session.
    • Plan on roughly three hours for the test.
    • The test consists of math and reading.
  • Free CVS Pharmacy Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program *NEW*
    Out of School Program

    Contact the Pharm Tech Pre-Apprenticeship Program by getting in touch with   Stean Wilborn via e-mail.

    Ages 17 to 24

    Occupational training and contextualized academic enrichment qualifies participants for work and further paid training in the Pharmacy Department at local CVS locations.

    How to Enroll

    • The first step towards enrollment is to complete an agency intake form.
    • This program will be available for a limited time only. Please register ASAP!
  • GED® & Beyond Program
    Out of School Program

    Ages 17 to 24

    Out-of-school youth receive academic instruction and support geared to assist them in obtaining their GED and transitioning into a post-secondary institution. Life skills, college readiness, career exposure, and computer technology are also addressed throughout the program. Students participate in job fairs and career panels, and go on college tours and other field trips.

    Approximately 80% of students receive their GED, matriculate into college, gain an industry-recognized credential and/or enter into employment.

    These courses provide the foundational knowledge to pass the GED and refresh high school academics along with building necessary computer skills.

    For more information, please contact Roland Williams at 215-568-2220 or email

    Classes include:


    Math and Language Arts

    Required Grade Level - Up to 5.9


    Math and Language Arts

    Required Grade Level 6.0-8.9


    Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

    Required Grade Level 9.0

  • Direct Support Professional Pre-Apprenticeship 
    Out of School Program

    Are you interested in caring for and supporting individuals with mental and behavioral health issues? The Direct Support Professional Pre-Apprenticeship Program offers young people a pathway into employment as Behavioral Health Technicians, including the opportunity to "earn and learn" as Registered Apprentices.

    For more information, please call (215) 568-2220 or email to speak with Program Coordinator Valry Leroy.
  • Skilled Career Pathways Program
    Skilled Career Pathways Program

    The Skilled Career Pathways program will help young adults find employment with companies that have fair wages, good benefits, and great promotion opportunities.  The Skilled Career Pathways program offers professional development, career readiness and job placement for young adults between the ages of 18 – 24. Employment opportunities include:   Education, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Private Caregiver, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Retail, and Non-profit. Applicants will need a resume, birth certificate, state/city photo ID, copy of High School Diploma, HSE or Certificate of completion for vocational education.   To get started:   Go to:  and complete the online google form.