Summer Learn & Earn



As a provider of the Partner 4 Work Summer Learn & Earn Program, we act as an employer for participating youth and place them in various departments that might fit their interests.

Young people that participate with Life’s Work of Western PA’s summer programming will have the opportunity to participate in Retail Customer Service Training. Upon completion, they will receive an industry-recognized credential that is useful across a variety of career paths. Youth will also participate in career exploration and work readiness activities that help reveal their personal strengths and learning style.

For more information or to sign up for the program, check out the fact sheet or visit the Learn & Earn website.

Our Programs

Youth Work Readiness Program

Getting that first job is tough. And it can be even tougher when obstacles lie in your path. That’s why we’re here. At Life’sWork, we equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to get a job and pursue a meaningful career.

Life’sWork provides a youth-centered, holistic approach to work readiness training to ensure a successful transition from goal to goal by focusing on the youth’s needs, education, social and vocational development. We are committed to helping youth identify goals and make plans for their futures, equipping young people with the skills and confidence they need to get jobs and pursue careers.

Juvenile Probation Offender’s Program

When youth are released from the juvenile justice system, few have the financial means or emotional support they need to successfully transition into their communities. Life’sWork gives them a second chance to be more than a faceless statistic.

We understand that making poor choices can just be a part of growing up. But, for most incarcerated youth, the cycle of poverty and dysfunction is prone to repeat itself, and can be near impossible for any teen to overcome on their own. This is why we are here. We believe in their potential. Our program takes a holistic approach to ensure a successful transition, establishing a goal to goal approach, focusing on the youth’s legal needs, education, social, and vocational development.

Creating a stronger community, one job at a time.

To learn more about our youth services, please contact Diane Weaver-Thomas, Youth Services Workforce Development Specialist for our Pittsburgh office at (412) 471-2600 x508 or at or contact Ed Frye, Director of Mon Valley Division at 724-684-3630 x713 for our Mon Valley Office.. 

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