Did you (or someone you know) drop out of high school and now want to get your life on track? JEVS Project WOW (World of Work) offers skills training and GED test preparation for Philadelphia youth ages 18–24 to help you take the next step toward a promising future. Students receive hands-on training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and weatherization, followed by job search assistance, in order to begin a career in property maintenance and rehab of homes, businesses and more. And the best part...this 24-week program is no cost to participants!
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WATCH OUR VIDEO...See how Project WOW opened doors for Anthony, who left high school in 8th grade. He earned his GED and became employed at an apartment complex using the skills he learned in the program. Anthony was recently honored with "JEVS Inspiration Award" for overcoming obstacles and working hard to improve his life.
What is the "WOW Factor" in Project WOW? "They Gave Us Hope!!"
The program focuses on teaching students skills in the trades, so they can prepare for the world of work.
Within the program, students spend time preparing for the various sections of the GED test.
Our students work together to complete class projects that help them to gain hands-on skills working inside and outside of the home.
Our instructor Doug and assistant program manager Sylvia worked with Jacob (middle) to get ahead in life.
Project WOW students volunteer in the community helping to rehab neighborhood homes in dire need of repairs.
Find out about our program and eligibility.Learn More
We are now accepting applications for the January 2017 class.Learn More
Hear what a successful grad had to say about the program.Learn More
Read our story in the "Philadelphia Inquirer."Learn More