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WorkReady Program Highlight: SEAMAAC Hip Hop Heritage Program

May 3, 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 Seamaac, Inc.

SEAMAAC’S Hip Hop Heritage (H3) Summer Program aims to build a multi-racial and multi-ethnic community of Philadelphia youth. H3 supports youth in identifying and pursuing access to opportunities in the creative and performing arts. H3 is a project-based learning program focusing on the hip hop arts, including instruction in breakdancing, photography, music production, and graffiti arts. Youth take on community projects using hip hop arts as vehicles to tell their experiences.

Ready to get involved in SEAMAAC 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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