Real Skills for Youth

Real Skills for Youth is centered around the goal of preparing youth for success in college and career through meaningful career exposure and exploration through work-based learning experiences in real-world settings.

In FY23, the GWB allocated $2.5 million to the program to support partnerships consisting of schools, youth-serving organizations, employers and others to develop and implement high-quality work-based learning activities. 

The program is part of Rhode Island’s larger effort called PrepareRI.

The list of 2023 Real Skills for Youth partners and programs is available below. 

(list coming soon)

Interested in getting involved? 

Please email us at to get started!