All young people need attention, support, and structure in their lives. Some need a little more than others. We offer programs designed to make sure at-risk youth don't miss out on the opportunities to become successful adults.


Available Programs:

Career Strategies Youth Services

Offers a variety of standardized test prep, admissions and financial aid counseling to help individuals with post-secondary plans for college, trade and vocational programs.

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Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program

For Jewish undergraduate college students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity, while working in community nonprofit agencies. For program flyer, click here.

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Lasko College Prep Program

Students receive no-cost college guidance, SAT tutoring services and internship placement at local Jewish non-profit agencies. Summer program lasts seven weeks and is open to eligible Jewish high school juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university. 

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Philadelphia Independence Network (PIN)

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Preparing for, Attaining and Sustaining Success (PASS)

PASS (Preparing for, Attaining and Sustaining Success) supports high school students through their graduation and transition to work and/or higher education. Through college preparatory classes, paid internships and career workshops, students are empowered to succeed post-high school.

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Project WOW

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Student Transition Services

Student Transition Services prepares students with disabilities to transition from the world of school to the world of adulthood, work, postsecondary education or vocational training. Work-based learning experiences help students identify vocational interests, aptitudes and preferred work environments.

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TechServ Scholars

TechServ Scholars, operated by JEVS Human Services in partnership with AmeriCorps, is a unique, year-long opportunity for Philly youth (ages 17-24) who want to help their community while developing technical and career skills.

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The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours (TCY) is an innovative diversion program for first-time, nonviolent felony drug offenders facing one to two year prison sentences.  Upon successful completion, the program offers graduates the opportunity to have their criminal records expunged, removing the stigma of a criminal record.

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