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Join the Young Professionals Network to raise money for youth summer work experiences. Connect with Philadelphia businesses, partners and individuals in a city-wide effort with WorkReady Philadelphia to create more enhanced summer job opportunities for young people.

The future economic stability of Philadelphia is predicated on our youth’s ability to compete locally and globally. Last summer, more than 7,600 enhanced summer job opportunities were provided to young people ages 14 to 21. This was a great success, but there is more work to be done. This summer, it is projected that only 4,500 job opportunities will be available. That is why we need your help.

The summer jobs challenge – an extension of WorkReady Philadelphia – was launched by Mayor Nutter as a fundraising challenge to other city leaders encouraging Philadelphia businesses and networks to unite and join the city-wide effort to create more summer job experiences for young people.

If our city does not unite in action, we are at risk of having the lowest number of summer jobs for young people since the initiative launched in 2003. To meet last year’s goal, an additional $5 million is needed or else the city will face a 40 percent decline in youth served from last year.

Please consider joining us to take part in this fundraiser and provide summer opportunities for the future of our city – our young people. You can also connect us to your company if they do not currently invest in the summer jobs challenge. ESM Productions has generously pledged to provide a $1700 donation to support one youth experience if we raise the same!

We hope you can join us at our event, and look forward to seeing you there.