Brief Program Summary: The Gene B. Glick Company partners with TeenWorks to provide
summer and year-round employment opportunities to aspiring students of color in order to prepare
young adults for college, career, and community. TeenWorks participants are placed onsite at
Glick properties to learn property management and maintenance technician skills. TeenWorks
participants are matched to property management and maintenance supervisors onsite. The
Gene B. Glick Company normally places TeenWorks participants at 1 to 2 properties per year.
Success Metrics: Success and impact is measured by TeenWorks’ overall program metrics: 94%
of participants in Indianapolis and 86% of participants in Muncie completed the six-week summer
program with a daily attendance rate of 96% in Indianapolis. 99% of teens report understanding
the importance of high school graduation and its correlation to gaining long-term employment.
95% of teens demonstrate an understanding of career opportunities in various industries. 95%
of teens demonstrate an awareness of employment resources. 99% of teens demonstrate
personal branding skills as assessed during mock interview. 94% of teens demonstrate
proficiency in employability skills by earning a 2.5 or better on the Employability Skills Rubric.
90% of teens report an increase in their professional network. 95% of teens report having
knowledge about types of financial institutions and be able to identify those institutions. 98% of
teens will establish a basic budget. 78% of teens will maintain a direct deposit account. 93%
Percentage of TeenWorks seniors go on to some form of post-secondary education or training.
Initial Start-Up Cost: The Gene B. Glick Company/Glick Philanthropies founded TeenWorks in 1981 (formally PRO 100). Over the past 40 years, Glick has invested approximately $25 million in the program that has served approximately 7,000 teens.