What Does Hero Mean?

At EducationWorks, students are thought of as a team of not just heroes, but superheroes with extraordinary strengths and abilities. And for our organization, it means that those who we serve are empowered to provide and seek “Opportunities for Learning and Skills for Life.” EducationWorks’ programming engages youth by providing high quality educational programs that make the school day whole and reengage disconnected young adults through education and career readiness programs throughout Philadelphia and Camden. By focusing on topics like literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), social-emotional and experiential learning, on-the-job training, and career exploration, we are equipping approximately 12,000 young individuals annually with the tools needed to be successful in school and life. Our programming exposes young people to new experiences and gives them a chance to learn what they like and what they don’t, and more importantly, the ability to dream big, to seek opportunities outside of their day-to-day experiences, and to fail without fear. As a result, these youth are confident, empowered, and a superhero at school, at home, and in the community.

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