Youth Employment Project

YEP provides Philadelphia youth, ages 17 to 24 who have a GED or HS Diploma with career training opportunities. Eligible youth participants utilize a variety of resources including, career educational counseling and academic support.

Activities include:

  • Workshops, literacy, job readiness
  • career exploration events, college/vocational school tours,
  • Internships opportunities;
  • job shadowing and career-based mentoring
  • Incentives

 Career Advising - Career advisors provide support during and after completion of education & training to help youth stay on track with goals.

Work Experiences - Temple’s YEP has an exciting network of internship opportunities at the university and around the city so students can gain valuable workplace experience and earn incentive pay for workplace achievement.

Job Skills Training

Track 1– Earn the International Computer Drivers License(ICDL). The ICDL is the global standard in end-user computer skills, offering YEP youth an internationally recognized certification supported by employers globally and improves a candidate's job prospects.

Track 2 – Customer Service Training to learn the skills needed to provide quality service.  This training will provide you with problem solving and communication skills employers in most industries value.

For more information, please contact:

Center for Social Policy and Community Development
College of Public Health
Temple University
Ritter Hall Annex, 4th Floor
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122  
Phone:    215-204-7491 or 215-204-2775
Fax:       215-204-3429
E-mail: or

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