News You Can Use
Libraries are uniquely positioned to provide safe and supportive first work experiences for youth, particularly those who have barriers to employment. At the Providence Public Library (PPL), we partner with community organizations in an IMLS-funded teen education and workforce development initiative. The focus of these partnerships is a summer learn and earn program centered on 21st Century Skills, job readiness, and connected learning. Session attendees will walk away with an understanding of how the PPL program works, the library’s role in preparing teens for life after high school, and how to build a similar program in their community.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.