Children's Arts & Science Workshops, Inc.

The Workforce Programs (SYEP,LFL & WLG) purpose is to provide New York City youth with employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models.

The goals and objectives of the WORKFORCE PROGRAM are:

1. Provide a Safe and Supervised Work Experience:

  • Ensure a valuable work experience for youth in a safe and well-supervised environment.
  • Establish job sites that prioritize safety and supervision. 
  • Implement effective monitoring mechanisms to ensure a secure work environment.

2. Development of Positive Work Habits and Skills:

  • Enable youth to acquire positive work habits and develop employment-related skills.
  • Instill essential work habits such as punctuality, responsibility, and teamwork.
  • Provide training and support to enhance employment-related skills.

3. Develop Financial Literacy and Transition to Adulthood:

  • Enable youth to develop financial literacy and other competencies for a successful transition to adulthood.

Workforce Programs for Youth (Ages 14-24)


Yesterday, CASW transformed Boone Office into a tapestry of cultural celebration, marking Juneteenth with soul-stirring rhythms from drummers and graceful performances by dancers. Amidst the festivities, our 14-15-year-old youth engaged in an enlightening info session and had the privilege of meeting with Commissioner Keith Howard for an inspiring discussion. 🎉🥁🕺💃 Happy Juneteenth! ❤️🖤💚

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Ever feel the urge to venture into uncharted territories? At CASW, we're here to fuel your curiosity and accompany you on your quest for knowledge. Whether it's unraveling the mysteries of science or delving deep into the realms of creativity, our dedicated team stands ready to support your exploration. Join us, and together, let's chart new paths and unlock endless possibilities. ☀️
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This summer, ages 14-15 (Younger Youth) will unlock the door to experiential learning with our PBL (Project Based Learning) opportunities tailored for teens. Immerse yourself in a field you're passionate about, collaborating within a vibrant group to tackle a project of your choice all summer long. This journey will close with a compelling presentation, shedding light on a social justice issue that resonates with you. Join us at CASW as we ignite young minds and foster a deeper understanding of the world around us.⭐

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Our first job placement was a success! Students eagerly gathered at our Boone office to select their jobs. For those who missed it, don’t worry—our next event will be held on June 6th. We look forward to seeing even more of you there! ⭐️ P.S. be on the lookout for an email if we have to reschedule due to the potential storm. 

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At the office, we had a transformative workshop on stress management, delving deep into the importance of mental health and effective strategies for dealing with stress. Discovering the power of mindfulness and self-care has been enlightening; now, we're equipped to navigate the daily challenges with calm and resilience. Here's to finding peace in the chaos and prioritizing our well-being! ✨
📅 Just 34 days until July 1st, 2024! We’re beyond excited for the start of SYEP 2024 and can’t wait to see the incredible stories this summer will unfold for all of us. 🌞📖 
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