About

About

 

Why AZYouthforce

AZYouthforce is a new workforce development program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix to help teens identify interests and learn how they can apply these skills to the workplace for their future.

AZYouthforce is powered by our dedicated leadership team, staff, and a network of exceptional education, business, and community partners. 

 
 

Why AZYouthforce

AZYouthforce is a new workforce development program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix to help teens identify interests and learn how they can apply these skills to the workplace for their future.

AZYouthforce is powered by our dedicated leadership team, staff, and a network of exceptional education, business, and community partners. 

 
 
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  • Bank of America
  • Talking Stick Arena
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Panda Express
  • Gap
  • Mass Mutual
  • Frys
  • Taco Bell Foundation

Believing in youth

AZYouthforce believes in helping teens & young adults connect to real life work place environments.

We believe in supporting teens & young adults in finding meaningful work place experiences through paid internships.

We are dedicated in guiding teens & young adults and believe that they can develop career and educational pathways for their future.

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Exploring opportunities in the workforce

AZYouthforce assists teens & young adults to explore a variety of pathways and develop their own personalized plan of success.

We guide teens & young adults through the explore process by providing training, coaching, internships, and rewarding jobs.

We recognize that significant barriers may exist for teens & young adults seeking to enter the workforce; therefore, we explore different resources that minimize barriers.

Reaching their highest potential

AZYouthforce guides teens & young adults to reach for their goals, and empower them to reach their potential.

We encourage teens & young adults to reach their full potential by providing meaningful internship opportunities.

We help teens & young adults to reach for their educational and career goals by providing the support structure they need.

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AZYouthforce 2018 Pilot Outcomes

In 2018, BGCMP partnered with Bank of America for a pilot program aimed at introducing BGCMP teens to career pathways in the banking industry. The first 18 teens participated in the job-readiness “Academy” to prepare them for the workforce. The “Academy” included training in:

  • Job interview skills and resume development
  • Certifications (i.e. First Aid/CPR; Food Handlers Card; Lifesaving Certification) to help obtain a job
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Dress for success AZYouthforce relies on a proven formula for success. Our teens are prepared to enter the workforce, and business partners can rely on BGCMP’s professional workforce development team to help support the teens in their internship to help them succeed.
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Partner With Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Contact Samantha Hansen, Director of Workforce Development & Career Pathways
602.954.8182 or ​azyouthforce@bgcmp.org

Current Business Partners can contact Josh Stine at jstine@bgcmp.org