SummerWorks youth get wide range of work experience in 2017

SummerWorks youth and employer at KentuckyOne Health

SummerWorks youth and employer at KentuckyOne Health

As has been the case since the program's founding, SummerWorks helped facilitate a variety of work-based learning experiences for youth this season. 

Will Schuhmann, a rising senior at Ballard High School, interned at the Filson Historical Society, where he helped catalog architectural plans and helped educate kids on the subjects like the history of Camp Zachary Taylor. 

"Overall, I think my summer at the Filson has been a great experience that has helped me decide what exactly I want to do in college and beyond," Will said. You can read more about his summer work experience here.

The SummerWorks program also fosters entrepreneurship. Three SummerWorks youth, Brianna, Nikki, and Tatyanna, spent their season interviewing fellow program participants in order to tell the wide variety of stories coming from employees and employers. 

To accomplish their goal, this 3-woman team created their own website documenting their interviews and research. You can visit their website here.

Jewish Family Career Services also partnered with KentuckyOne Health and SummerWorks on a new Healthcare Connect Program. This internship program offered 7 young women the chance to work at KentuckyOne Jewish Hospital for the summer, where they were each paired with mentors in different departments. The program was designed as a kind of extended interview for the SummerWorks youth that could lead to long-tern employment at the hospital. Read more about the Healthcare Connect Program here

These are just a few samples of the hundreds of unique professional experiences SummerWorks youth got this season. Stay tuned for more stories about young people and employers benefiting from SummerWorks.