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World of Work for Teens 2023

Queens Public Library is offering high school students the chance to participate in the award-winning Work of Work for Teens service-learning program for high school students.

In partnership with Touro University, this six-week interactive online seminar focuses on strengthening the understanding and professional development skills of teens preparing to enter the workforce.  Selected students attend an introductory college course facilitated by Touro University faculty and participate in hybrid professional development workshops covering career prep; financial literacy; and college-readiness topics.

Upon completion of the seminar, students receive two (2) college credits from Touro University; and earn 24 community service hours from Queens Public Library.

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Participants must be rising high school sophomores (entering 10th grade in September 2023) through rising seniors or recently graduated seniors (graduated by June 2023).
  • Attend sessions twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Program runs from July 11th through August 17th.
  • Commit to attending 1-2 in-person events including a Touro Unviersity College Tour
  • Complete six (6) community service/volunteer hours between July 11th and August 19th with a recongized civic or community based organization ​

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 6th at 11:59pm. 

This program is limited to 25 people. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by June 13th. Alternates will be notified by June 19th. 

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INSTRUCTIONS: Read and answer the essay questions given below.  Provide detailed responses to the questions.  Each answer should not exceed 250 words.

IMPORTANT: You will NOT be able to save your application and return to complete the question.  Instead, you are advised to write your answer in a different application (Google Docs, MS Word, etc.); and then copy and paste.  You may also upload the document into your application.

QUESTION #1: Introduce yourself and provide a brief biography and background (i.e. Who are you, where do you live, where do you go to school, what are your interests and hobbies, Are you involved in specific activities or clubs, etc.).

QUESTION #2: What are your future career goals and why are you interested in exploring or pursuing a career in this field?

QUESTION #3: Based on the description of the program, How is attending the World of Work Seminar important towards achieving your current or future school and/or career goals?" Be sure to include details and examples to help illustrate your ideas and thoughts.


INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants may answer the essay questions using a different application such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word, and upload the document.

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