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Opportunity Youth Academy

Opportunity Youth Academy, operated by JEVS Human Services, is a workforce readiness training and job placement service for youth (ages 17-21) who have been involved with the juvenile or adult judicial system in Philadelphia


  • Job-readiness and skills training
  • A six-week paid work experience
  • Job placement and retention strategies
  • Advice on career training and opportunities
  • Positive support, mentor-ship and education


  • Be between 17 and 21 years of age
  • Be a resident of Philadelphia County
  • Have a court case that has been adjudicated
  • Be presently unemployed or out of school

To apply, please fill out this form. Completion of this application is the first step in the enrollment process and not a guarantee of acceptance. Upon receiving your application, a JEVS team member will contact you shortly to discuss the program, enrollment process and income eligibility requirements.

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