Powerful Teen Leaders

The Powerful Teen Leaders (PTL) is led by a coalition of Sustain Dane, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Warner Park Community Recreation Center (WPCRC), and Northport & Packers Community Learning Center to provide a summer youth employment program for teens in Madison, WI. The collective experience and leadership of Sustain Dane and the Northside community center partners will lead to implementation of a youth employment program that serves young people furthest from resources and opportunities and who face systemic barriers to employment. The PTL coalition will provide employment programming for teens including paid work experience and workforce readiness training for future employment in the green jobs economy.

The PTL provides a paid summer employment program focused on serving Northside teens. Participants will engage with a curriculum that includes employment skills, leadership training, community-building  activities, S.T.E.M., climate change and sustainability, green jobs, financial literacy, and professional workshops from local businesses. This program will prepare them for employment, particularly in the emerging green economy, and connect them to a network of businesses and support for them to be successful.

The program is located at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (WPCRC) in Madison, WI. This center works to build community, foster fellowship, and create a safe place for youth to gather.

Interested in signing up or being a participating business? Contact hello@sustaindane.org