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World of Work for Teens

World of Work for Teens is an award-winning service-learning program to educate 10th through 12th-grade high school students about the psychology of the workplace and better prepare them to find long-term career success.

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.

Students collaborate to develop a final project that offers a practical application of the knowledge and resources to inform other teens.  Projects may include (but not limited to): creating a poster and brochure marketing campaign, conducting a financial literacy seminar, or offering a peer-to-peer mock interview session.   

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) through rising seniors or recently graduated seniors (graduated in June).
  • Attend four weekly hours of in-person sessions (two hours per day)  Program runs from early July through mid-August.
  • Commit to attending 1-2 in-person events including a Touro University College Tour
  • Complete six (6) community service/volunteer hours with a recognized civic or community-based organization ‚Äč

The application for the Work of Work Program opens in spring 2024.  


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