By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There has been real concern that our students stay in school, graduate and go on to college but those rates have been growing. However, for most young people, that’s just a start. What happens next?READ MORE: New Jersey To Help Resettle About 500 Afghan Evacuees, Gov. Murphy Says
Philly Fellows is a wonderful example of an opportunity to learn about the importance of the non-profit world and have a self-selected year working directly in agencies with free housing and healthcare, a monthly stipend and an education award of $5500 at the end of the internship.READ MORE: 'I Got To Lead By Example': Eagles' Nick Sirianni Does Some Self-Evaluating After 17-11 Loss To 49ers
Placements are in universities, schools, foundations, and organizations with kids, English language learners, mentoring programs among others in measurable projects working to reach specific goals. Participants make connections with networks that will help them develop their public service careers.MORE NEWS: Tough Question: Do You Prefer To Sleep In Or Wake Up Early And Make Breakfast?
These experiences can clearly help broaden the view of the world of work as the program harnesses youthful energy in creating a model for civic engagement and a better Philadelphia.