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Future Ready


Thursday, June 08, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Program

Multiple Locations
Middle school is a key period in the development of a young person. Keeping students engaged in school at this critical juncture helps propel them forward to a successful high school and post-secondary experience, and even a career.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Wells Fargo and the School District of Philadelphia are partnering on a transformational program that will engage and enlighten Philadelphia middle school students about future career opportunities and the paths to take to get them there.

On June 8, 2017, a group of School District of Philadelphia sixth grade classes will participate in a half-day career experience at prominent area businesses. Each class will be split in two to reduce class size allowing for more student-adult interaction.

The goal of the program is to provide students with in-classroom instruction followed by a unique experience where they have the opportunity to visit a local company to meet and interact with professionals in a workplace environment. The professionals, who will be from a variety of fields, will explain what they do and the type of education and experience that it took to get where they are. The program will help explain to the children the importance of setting goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals. It will also expose students to a work environment that they may be unfamiliar with or may not have access to otherwise.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING as a host company, please contact Tara Pizzo at or 215-790-3625, or Sarah Godner at or 215-790-3611. Please note that participating companies must be located in Philadelphia.

Host companies to-date include:
Wells Fargo
Alpha Enterprise Group
Aria Health
Bittenbender Construction, LP
The Franklin Institute
Independence Blue Cross
Kimmel Center, Inc.
Monroe Energy
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
Philadelphia Media Network: Inquirer, Daily News,
Philadelphia Eagles
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19
Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Steamfitters Local Union 420
University City Science Center
WHYY, Inc.


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