Youth with Common Wealth Development

Working at Xogo ToysCommon Wealth has been helping teens take steps toward economic success since 1991.  Our goal is to create opportunities for youth to develop and apply employment and financial skills that will help them now and far into the future.  Our participants also build a host of life skills ranging from prioritizing to problem-solving that enable them to exercise more control over their lives.  Our award-winning programs provide teens with employment and financial education, job placements, and supportive mentoring.

Youth Programs Hiring!

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Common Wealth’s Youth Programs seeks two motivated and energetic individuals to join our team as full-time AmeriCorps Members. The AmeriCorps Members will help deliver our youth employment and financial education, job placement, saving, and mentoring programs. Members will provide support and instruction to a racially diverse group of youth from underprivileged backgrounds. Members will gain valuable experience teaching skills classes,...


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City Summer Internship Program

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We are excited to announce the application process for the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program!

This program will provide over 30 teens with paid training and summer internships with several City of Madison departments and divisions. Youth will develop valuable leadership and employment skills, and learn about several different career paths. Each intern will be paid $9.00 per hour for...


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2013 Youth Program Annual Review

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In its 23rd year, Common Wealth’s Youth Program was successful in its goal to provide disadvantaged youth in the Greater Madison community with employment and financial education, job placements, and mentoring. We served 135 teens in our Youth-Business Mentoring Program, and another 269 youth in our Employment and Financial Education Workshops.

  • 96% of our Youth-Business Mentoring Program participants were students...

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Amy Crowe – A True Backyard Hero!

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Common Wealth’s Youth Programs is proud to recognize Amy Crowe as our Backyard Hero through the Community Shares of Wisconsin.

Amy Crowe is a Financial Education Specialist, CUDE with Summit Credit Union. As a volunteer for Common Wealth’s Youth Programs since 2009, Amy Crowe shared her financial knowledge to help develop a financial education curriculum. She also coordinates field trips...


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Youth-Business Mentoring Program – Spring 2015 Schedule

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We’re halfway through the school year, which means the Youth Programs staff is gearing up for another round of Youth-Business Mentoring Program trainings!

Are you 14 to 16 years old and interested in learning valuable employment and financial management skills? Would you like the opportunity to have a part-time job? Do you want to know the three keys to succeeding...


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