Passport to Success®
Passport to Success® (PTS) equips young people ages 14 to 24 with a range of skills that will help them stay in school and acquire the education, professional skills, employment readiness and confidence they need to succeed in life and in the workplace. The program targets vulnerable youth who are in school but at risk of dropping out, as well as those that are out of school, out of work, or working in dangerous environments. A key measure of success is the extent to which young people are either in school or employed six months after participating in the program.
PTS is distinguished by its superior quality content and service delivery. The curriculum—developed and refined over the course of a decade—adheres to best practice standards that experts agree are critical to effective life skills programming. Among these standards are a focus on a core group of 10 widely endorsed life skills, such as self-confidence, responsibility, and respect, to respond to the needs of youth, employers, youth-serving organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Special emphasis is placed on equipping youth with workplace readiness skills, including: interviewing, respect for authority, and time management, along with tools for how to be a good employee. Participants receive assistance in developing a career plan to guide them as the chart a course to a productive future.