Your Guide for Job Readiness and Career Exploration

JumpStart Success (JSS) is YouthWorks' signature job readiness and career exploration training curriculum for teenagers and young adults. Aligned with the PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work, which ensures that our region's youth are equipped with the core competencies associated with entry-level positions as well as the tools to navigate their individualized career plans.

JSS can be purchased from YouthWorks and tailored to meet your organization's or students' specific needs.

Help Youth Prepare for Success

The JumpStart Success curriculum allows any school or community-based organization to offer comprehensive, interactive job readiness trainings and workshops to their students and clients. This curriculum provides a hands-on learning experience for individuals, or groups of young people, 14-25 years old.

Aligned with National Academic Standards for Career Education and Work

The JumpStart Success curriculum is aligned to National Academic Standards for Career Education and Work. This alignment ensures that our nation's youth are equipped with the core competencies associated with entry-level positions, as well as the tools to navigate their individualized career plans.
The JumpStart Success curriculum also puts a special emphasis on creating a level playing field for youth living in disadvantaged communities and dealing with challenges like poverty, homelessness, and living in foster care.

Successful Track Record

YouthWorks has field-tested the JumpStart Success curriculum successfully for more than 15 years in the Pittsburgh area. This powerful program has gained wide acceptance from youth-serving organizations, educators and civic leaders.

JumpStart Success is the Curriculum of Choice

JumpStart Success is the work readiness and career exploration curriculum of choice for educators, nonprofits and community-based organizations throughout the United States. By offering the JumpStart Success career development and exploration curriculum at your organization, you will help prepare your teenagers and young adults for a positive, productive, successful life after high school.

Who to contact:

Tiffanee Heywood, Assistant Director
Email: tiffanee.heywood@goodwillswpa.org

Or click here to fill out an interest form to bring JSS to your program or school.