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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, and high school diploma for Philadelphia youth ages 18–24. We’re here to help you take the next step toward a promising future!

Students will receive hands-on training in the high-demand career field of building trades.  At the end of the program, our employment specialists will help you to find a job and begin your new career.

PLUS Project WOW has expanded supports available to graduates of the program, such as the potential for paid internships, leadership training, and scholarship funds!


Meet Isiah McCloud: Project WOW Participant and JEVS Human Services Strictly Business Inspiration Award Winner 2019

In high school, Isiah spent more time in suspension than in class. He dropped out and worked a series of low-wage fast food jobs before realizing he needed to get his high school diploma to move ahead. He found JEVS Project WOW and thrived in the supportive environment, earning a high school diploma and property maintenance credentials.


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.

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 to receive their Penn Foster high school diploma.

Doug / Sylvia

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

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Learn Building Trades

The Project WOW Building Trades track provides training in Basic Property Maintenance & Repair.

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Success Stories!

Check out these stories of recent Project WOW graduates

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