Work and Learning Programs
Many students need to work during the summer and school-year, but also need academic support. Instead of making students choose between one or the other, the PIC combines work and learning opportunities so students have the chance to earn money while also improving their academics.
Summer Learning Project
The PIC has collaborated with the Boston Public Schools and Boston After School & Beyond to deliver our Summer Learning Project since 2010.
Through a unique combination of meaningful employment, dual enrollment courses, and wrap around socio-emotional workshops, the Summer Learning Project helps high school students envision themselves on a college campus and in a professional work place. As part of the program, students enroll in one of three dual-enrollment classes at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, work at a local community-based organization, and participate in positive youth development workshops at the Freedom House.
Teen Leadership Institute
Through the Teen Leadership Institute started in 2013 by the PIC, the Summer Fund, and Hale Reservation, and supported by Bank of America, students improve their job preparedness skills in order to become effective camp counselors. The Teen Leadership Initiative provides students with the tools and training to help them achieve success in a summer job and beyond.