What is JFYNetWorks?
JFYNetWorks is a leading non-profit innovator in education. The JFYNet blended learning academic support programs are conducted in high schools, middle schools and community colleges.
JFY’s mission is to build the capacity of America’s schools to use digital resources to provide the level of skills students need in order to reach their full potential as lifelong learners, productive workers, and engaged citizens.
To empower youth and adults through education to realize their full potential as achieving students, productive earners and engaged citizens.
JFYNetWorks, a Boston-based non-profit education & training agency, was founded in 1976 under the name Jobs For Youth. The mission of the organization was to help high school dropouts find entry-level jobs through job-readiness and basic English and math tutoring. During the 1980s, the agency developed a competency-based instructional system that led to a full-fledged GED program and an alternative high school—long before charters, pilots and other alternatives. In the 1990s, JFY adapted to the rapidly changing economy by developing pioneering job training programs in biotechnology, entrepreneurship, health care, financial services and environmental technology. In 2000, JFY applied its competency-based educational techniques to the cause of MCAS preparation and introduced the use of instructional technology. This program was called JFYNet. In 2003, the agency changed its name to JFYNetWorks. Throughout its history, JFYNetWorks has sought to apply its education and training expertise and resources in the most effective way possible to address the root causes of disenfranchisement, underemployment and poverty.