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WorkReady Program Highlight: Coded By Kids

October 6, 2023

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 Coded By Kids.

Coded By Kids is a non-profit designed to provide young people of all backgrounds with beginner to advanced level tech skills in areas like software development, digital design, and computer science. Their programs focus on preparing students for career and entrepreneurship opportunities with significant earning and growth potential.

As a Coded By Kids WorkReady student, you will be introduced to design thinking, the basics of developing a startup, and the fundamentals of web development. The program is partially asynchronous and will meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Students will work independently to identify a problem and users affected, conduct user and problem validation, build a wireframe, and learn HTML & CSS to build a 5-page static website.

Ready to get involved in Coded By Kids 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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