The Work Readiness Program for Latino Youth (WRPLY) is a youth/career development program offered to youth participants ages 16-18 residing in the City of Perth Amboy. WRPLY operates through the entire year Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm.
The program has two distinct components:
- Continual support services for participants from September to March;
- An 8-week research-driven course (the Career Education Series) offered from late April to mid-June.
The remaining months are dedicated to continual support services. The program allows for investments to be made in real work experience for vulnerable youth that prepares participants for employment, demonstrates the value of education and encourages higher self-esteem and ambition.