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Interested in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship? WorkReady Program Highlight: VestedIn

April 25, 2022

If you are 12-24 years old and looking to get paid up to $1,000 for a summer work experience, check out WorkReady! WorkReady is a program in July-August for youth living in Philadelphia. When applying to WorkReady, students can choose between a wide variety of participating worksites in fields like the Arts, STEM, Business, Education, Healthcare, Media, and more.

Program Highlight:

Each week, PhillyGoes2College will highlight a WorkReady site to help you get excited for the truly unique and inspiring opportunities out there. This week, we’re highlighting VestedIn.

First serving West Philadelphia’s Empowerment Zone and now serving six additional counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the mission of VestedIn is to facilitate empowerment and wealth building through investment in communities. They seek to create vibrant, diverse, and flourishing urban communities where wealth and economic opportunity is accessible.

WorkReady students ages 14-21 can apply to participate in VestedIn’s WesGold Fellows program, which will focus on financial literacy, real estate, and entrepreneurship. Each week is dedicated to workshops, field trips, and training. Every Fellow is eligible for a savings match from VestedIn of up to $2,000.

Ready to get involved in VestedIn as a paid WorkReady student?

How to Apply:

Head to the WorkReady site for a full breakdown of the application process, and see an outline of the process below.

1. Complete the online application to express your interest in WorkReady.

2. If you’re invited to enroll, you’ll be asked to upload documents like a social security card, photo ID, and a work permit if you are between 14-17 years-old.

3. If you’re invited to participate in a work opportunity, you’ll be asked to upload additional documents clearing you to begin at the specific worksite you’ve been accepted for.

About Work Ready: WorkReady is for Philadelphia residents between the ages of 12-24. Young adults who have graduated high school but are under 24 are eligible if they are disconnected from both school and work. Individual programs may have additional eligibility requirements such as age or zip code. This year, WorkReady Summer experiences will include safe in-person participation at least 3 days/week.

Check out the WorkReady Program Locator for more information about eligibility, payment types, in-person expectations, and vaccination requirements for each individual program. You will also find the program code that you will enter in the WorkReady application.

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