Seeing Youth Succeed (SYS) works with youth aged 14 through 18. The primary focus is on the soft professional skills gained through project-based learning activities – promoting critical thinking, accountability, and ultimately preparing each teen for adulthood. SYS works closely with our workforce development programs.

Young people in the program participate in three projects over the academic program year in the areas of entrepreneurship, media and technology, and service learning. They complete career assessments, and with a mentor, review the results against career research, hiring trends, and education requirements. The objective to match each teen’s aptitudes and interests with a career goal and to develop an education and career plan. Other program components include:

SYS Alumni Network

In the SYS Alumni Network, program graduates serve as role models for current and incoming teens.

Paid Internships

Paid Internship experiences provide hands-on work experience and help young people build their resumes. Internships are sourced through the Employment Center at ECS.