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World of Work for Teens

Queens Public Library and Touro University hosts the award-winning Work of Work for Teens service-learning program for high school students.

This six-week in-person seminar focuses on strengthening the understanding and professional development skills of students in 10th through 12th grade preparing to enter the workforce.  Participants attend an introductory college course facilitated by Touro University faculty and related professional development workshops culminating in an interactice service-learning project covering career prep; financial literacy; and college readiness.

Upon completion of the seminar, students receive two (2) college credits from Touro University; and earn 12 community service hours from Queens Public Library.

World of Work for Teens is the recipient of the 2023 Innovation Award in the category of "Education: Children and Adults" by the Urban Libraries Council.


Send all questions regarding World of Work for Teens to Dalicy Caraballo at



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