Genesys Work Program

Wed, 02/23/2022
Photo of students walking.

Brooks is happy to again partner with GENESYS Works to offer our students the opportunity to participate in a work study program senior year. This Wednesday, February 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm (3C), Brooks will host an informational session with Genesys Works in the Cube.  If you are interested in learning more about this work study program, please RSVP using this Genesys Works Informational Session 2/23/22 Sign-up by 9:00pm tonight as I need to ask teachers to excuse you if you do not have lunch 3C.  See below for more information.

Genesys Works creates career pathways and opportunities for youth from underserved communities while simultaneously helping employers fill critical talent gaps within their companies. They do this by providing skills training, counseling and coaching, and paid internships for high school seniors. 

The primary elements of the program model are listed below

Criteria to participate:

  • Students must be rising seniors on track to graduate

  • Students must be able to participate in a training program this summer 

  • Students must be able leave school by noon during senior year 

  • Students must be interested in a paid, year-long internship during senior year.


  • Interview-During Spring Break

  • Skills Training: 8 weeks of training the summer before senior year of high school. Includes technical skills in information technology and business operations, and the professional skills required to succeed in today’s corporate workplace. 4hrs a day. Paid via Afterschool Matters

  • Internship: A paid, year-long internship at partner companies. Working 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday) students further develop and refine high-demand work skills while providing valued services to corporate partners. 

    • For Brooks, work hours are 1:00-5:00. 

    • Students earn 3 credit hours

  • College & Career Coaching: Throughout the year, students receive more than 60 hours of guidance and counseling on appropriate college and career pathways. Includes college selection, applications, and financial aid assistance. Meet once a week for 2 hours during Semester 1 (5:30-7:30 work at Genesys Works Office) Second Semester meetings are twice a month.

  • Alumni Support: Guidance navigating the complex world of post-secondary institutions and supporting students as they deal with the academic, social, and financial obstacles that might stand in the way of college and career success.