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The Workforce Challenge

National studies confirm that teen work experience has a positive impact on high-school graduation rates, continuing education and long-term earning potential. As employers struggle to find a qualified workforce, BGCMP has developed a robust program to tap into the talents of local teens who are ready to work!

Significant barriers exist for disadvantaged youth looking to enter the workforce. AZYouthforce strives to level the field by helping young adults achieve their goals – through training, coaching, internships, and rewarding jobs.

 
How Local Businesses Can Help:

AZYouthforce partners with Greater Phoenix businesses to create youth internships and job opportunities. Along with supporting career development and on-the-job readiness, additional emphasis is placed on academic success to ensure teens graduate from high school on time and are ready with a plan for post-secondary education and/or 21st-century careers. The AZYouthforce program impacts the community by:

  • providing teens with valuable work experience and positive relationships with mentors to inspire career and educational growth while earning money for family and continuing education;
  • providing employers with motivated, enthusiastic, and prepared teens as staff;
  • providing workplace mentors with the experience of making a difference in a young person’s life;
  • providing schools with engaged students who are committed to both academic and career success!
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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
  • 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.

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