School 2 Career
OPDC's School 2 Career youth program breaks the cycle of poverty by preparing at-risk youth for college and career success. We give high schoolers academic support and paid internship opportunities with employers across the city. 100% of our students graduate from high school, get into college, and are Pittsburgh Promise eligible.
Our program operates year-round, beginning with a paid summer orientation that runs from 10am-3:30pm Monday through Thursday. During the school year, students receive free tutoring, paid internships, Microsoft Office 2016 training and certification, SAT preparation, and help applying to college. The school year schedule runs from 3pm-6pm Monday through Friday.
School 2 Career is where CEOs (Career Exploration Officers) begin their journey. Our students explore college and career opportunities. They experience and develop new skills and connect with professionals while expanding their college and career options.
School 2 Career students receive exclusive access to scholarship opportunities.
OPDC has two openings at School to Career: an Education Specialist to coordinate tutoring and academic support and a Program Coordinator to manage our new college/career outreach initiative, Future Makers: Build a Brighter Future. Click here for more details. Click below for more details.
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Please note that volunteers working directly with students need clearances. Our staff can assist you in this process.
Future Makers: Build a Bright Future
OPDC's Future Makers: Build a Bright Future enrichment program is a great way for 7th-12th grade youth to learn about college and careers. A wealth of agency partners give students hands-on experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), business, arts, health care, and college preparation. Future Makers participants develop new skills, meet professionals, and explore areas of interest. Click here to complete an application.