Enterprise for Youth
Empowering young people to prepare for and discover career opportunities
Climate Career Corps
The Climate Career Corps launched in summer 2022 with 250 youth working in paid green internships.
2022 Summer Highlights
Enterprise youth completed 402 paid internships this summer.
Youth gained direct work experience in a range of settings and earned a total of $716,000 in wages.
Why Enterprise for Youth?
Enterprise’s training and internship program sets youth up for success
of youth report gaining valuable job skill
Enterprise helps break through barriers, giving youth a leg up in the workforce
of youth face at least one barrier to entry to employment.
Enterprise pays youth as they gain valuable work experience
earned by youth interns in summer 2022
Enterprise has been helping San Francisco Bay Area youth find work for over 50 years
youth served since 1969
What we do
Enterprise for Youth is a central employment resource, where youth learn job-readiness skills and soft skills — and practice those skills in supportive, paid internships. Through ongoing professional development workshops, youth build a strong network of peers, colleagues, and mentors. Our multi-year model allows youth to develop their resumes during high school through paid work experience and training opportunities in the fields of healthcare, technology, art/architecture/design, financial and legal services, government and nonprofit, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, communications, and retail.
Learn what Enterprise can do for you. Our youth-directed video answers the question, “What does Enterprise mean to you?”
Stories of Impact
Learning about Greening the World: Youth Essay Winner
This past August Enterprise for Youth hosted our first op-ed competition as part of our Climate Career Corps internship. In…
Posse Scholarship Semi-Finalists
By Meghan Smith-Chang, Senior Program Director Each year Enterprise nominates youth to receive the Posse Scholarship, and this summer six semi-finalists…
Let’s Celebrate our Summer Program
By Merritt Richmond, Development DirectorSeptember 27, 2022 Enterprise youth completed 402 paid internships this summer! Youth gained direct work experience in…
Private Collections: Art and Stories in Support of our Youth
Private Collection has returned! On September 14th, six generous collectors opened their homes in support of Enterprise for Youth. The…
Life Lessons Learned from the Job Bank
What started as a way to pay for Alice’s viola, blossomed into an enduring professional relationship that helped both Alice…
Climate Leaders Inspire Future Professionals at the Inaugural Climate Career
Sabrina Cerquera speaking to interns at the inaugural Climate Career Summit “The speakers were all so inspiring and honestly I am…
Providing young people access to paid internships is the cornerstone of Enterprise’s work
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