The Youth Work Foundation has provided recognition and citizenship education to high school students since 1946.


The Youth Work Foundation partners with approximately 50 local, youth-serving organizations from across the Greater Philadelphia region to recognize more than 250 high school students each year as “good citizens". These young adults are recognized in the spring of their junior year with a full day of enrichment programming. The Good Citizen Day celebration is capped with an evening awards after completing this program, these students are then welcomed to the greater community of the Youth Work Foundation and the Union League, with further educational programming and enrichment opportunities.