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Project WOW

Did you or someone you know drop out of high school and now want to get life back on track? JEVS Project WOW (World of Work) offers free skills training, job placement assistance, and GED® /high school equivalency test preparation for Philadelphia youth ages 18–24. We’re here to help you take the next step toward a promising future!

Students can choose from a variety of hands-on, job training options, such as in the high-demand career fields of building trades or information technology (IT).  At the end of the program, our employment specialist will help you to find a job and begin your new career.

And the best part…this program is no cost to participants and offers paid incentives!


WATCH OUR VIDEO...See how Project WOW opened doors for Anthony, who left high school in 8th grade. He earned his GED and became employed at an apartment complex using the skills he learned in the program. Anthony was recently honored with "JEVS Inspiration Award" for overcoming obstacles and working hard to improve his life.  


What is the 'WOW Factor' in Project WOW?
"They Gave Us Hope!!"

— Clyde, Project WOW Graduate
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Our Students in Action


Project WOW students volunteer in the community helping to rehab neighborhood homes in dire need of repairs.

Teaching Skills

The program focuses on teaching students skills in the building trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, weatherization), so they can prepare for the world of work.

We also teach skills in the high-demand information technology (IT) field by preparing students with knowledge of computer components, coding and web design.

Our students work together to complete class projects that help them to gain hands-on skills working inside and outside of the home.


Within the program, students spend time preparing for the various sections of the GED test.

Doug / Sylvia

Our instructor Doug and assistant program manager Sylvia worked with Jacob (middle) to get ahead in life.

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