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Paid Training for Young Adults: Community Health Worker / Peer Specialist Academy

Drexel University is seeking young adults aged 18-24 who want to start a career healing their communities. Program participants receive paid training and a free Chromebook.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements Include:

  • Philadelphia resident

  • Age 18-24

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Not currently enrolled in school this semester

  • Lived experience of violence (to yourself or someone close to you)

  • Vaccinated/ or willing to receive FULL COVID-19 vaccination by September 9th, 2022*

  • Willing to commit to 165 hours of training over 9 weeks

The Pre-Screen Application Packet (including your resume) is due by Friday August 19th, 2022 by 5pm.

Please complete this application form and email your resume to If you do not have a resume, you may type your work history into the survey.

Please contact or 267-441-6174 with questions.

*For more information about Drexel University's COVID-19 policies, click here.

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