Philadelphia Youth Network

(A participant asks a panelist a question at a summit on high school graduation rates, held at the Chemical Heritage Society offices.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In Philadelphia, Dissecting How To Increase High School Graduation Rates

Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.


(Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Group Lobbies Pa. Legislators For Fair Funding For Public Schools

Hopping on a bus parked on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the fifty men and women say they are young professionals rallying for fair education funding for Philadelphia schools.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Betheny Burgess, in front of her display at the 2014 "Work Ready Expo."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Report What They Did, Workwise, On Their Summer Vacation

Eighteen-year-old Bethany Burgess was among 400 student workers at the “Work Ready Expo,” showcasing what she learned during her summer employment.


(A seminar at "Work Ready Philadelphia."  Photo by John McDevitt)

Thousands of Young Philadelphians Get Workplace Orientation With Summer Internships

The Work Ready Philadelphia initiative links young people, ages 12 to 21, with paid summer internships.


Naz'hae Singleton (left), with Bartram High School graduate Chinazaekpere Odu are attending a leadership summit in DC. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia HS Students Learning Leadership Skills In DC

Five Philadelphia high school students have been chosen for a leadership summit this week in Washington, DC.


(An orientation session for young people taking part in "Work Ready Philadelphia."  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

More Than 7,500 Young Philadelphians Prepare For Summer Job Program

Thousands of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 were getting ready today to begin summer jobs through the partnership known as “Work Ready Philadelphia.”


(Benefactor John Middleton, far right, listens as Lisa Nutter, president of Philadelphia Academies and wife of the mayor, responds to the grant announcement.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Phillies Co-owner Makes $16M Gift For Philadelphia Schoolkids

John Middleton (far right) announced that his family philanthropy is donating grant money to four institutions, including the School District of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Youth Network’s Ramean Clowney reacts after being surprised with the Sun Life Rising Star Award, on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, as Sun Life executives look on. (Sun Life Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

Sun Life Financial Inc. Recognizes Philadelphia Nonprofits And 3 High School Seniors As Rising Stars

Sun Life Financial Inc. announced Philadelphia’s Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program winners Wednesday night.