Career Compass

The Garage Career Compass is a program for youth between the ages of 14-18, which combines a summer-long paid internship funded by The Garage with a challenging life and leadership skills development curriculum. Although Career Compass is a short-term program, our goal is to equip youth with transferable life, work-readiness, and leadership skills, along with the knowledge to actively support their community.

“I was brought into a new experience to learn and I did It!”

–Papi, placed at Philter


As an employer in the Kennett Square and West Grove areas, YOU make this program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Sites, providing structured job opportunities and a supervisor to mentor youth during the summer. We are seeking a diverse assortment of businesses and organizations representing the wide variety of employment opportunities our future workforce could enjoy.

Please consider hosting a Career Compass intern during the summer of 2018! Follow the link to complete our application.

For more information, please contact Kristin Proto.

“It’s hard to put into words, but our experience was not only great for the intern, but also for our staff. Refreshing + Rewarding on so many levels!”

–Chief Gerald Simpson, New Garden Police Station