Power Up Your Career Possibilities
Hats & Ladders is a free, game-based app to discover your career interests, and build confidence and experience. Plus you’ll flex powerskills that prepare you for any career path.
Support Your Youth by Becoming an Institutional Subscriber
Hats & Ladders offers a simple, low-cost platform to partners in local government, education, and non-profits. Connect youth to project- and work-based opportunities (Ladders) in your community and online, and access career readiness curriculum and implementation services.
Get Data Insights to Deliver Results
Hats & Ladders integrates the latest occupational data and proven career development methods. Subscribers can track usage and performance data to strengthen program offerings and inform their strategic decisions.
GET STARTED WITH HATS & LADDERS
Is your mission to help youth build career confidence and career readiness? If you’re a youth development organization or school or college and want to innovate your career education programming, reach out to see how Hats & Ladders can help!
Are you a teen or young adult interested in using Hats & Ladders to build your career profile and connect to career building experiences and opportunities? Fill out this quick form to get started. Hats & Ladders is free for youth!
Winner of the Reach Higher Career App Challenge!
Hats & Ladders is honored to have won the grand prize in the U.S. Department of Education’s Reach Higher Career App Challenge—a 2016 White House initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama to empower youth to take control of their futures and complete their education beyond high school. The career app challenge called on educators and app developers to propose mobile-based solutions to help youth “navigate education and career pathways, and increase the capacity of career counselors to assist students.” Read our full Reach Higher Story here.
Our winning solution featured:
- Visual, youth-centric content
- Intuitive user interface
- Research-based career recommendation engine
- Alignment with CTE clusters
- Integrated government data feeds
- Direct connection to formal & informal career training
- Connections to real world workplace experiences for youth
CAREER EDUCATION DESIGNED TO MEET
YOUTH 14-25 WHERE THEY ARE!
How do you follow a path if you don’t know where you want to go?
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Members of the NYC Youth Funders Network have joined together to sponsor the adoption of Hats & Ladders as part of NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP offers youth (14 – 24) valuable early work experiences that build career readiness and are an important investment in the future and in the well-being of our […]
New York City – On Friday, April 5, 2019, The National Science Foundation awarded Hats & Ladders, Inc., the prestigious SBIR Phase II grant, funding that our R&D team will use to expand our program and positively impact more youth. Used by thousands of youth ages 14-25, our eponymous app motivates teens and young adults […]
We have some exciting new to share from Hats & Ladders, Inc.! This past week, we received news that our career platform Hats & Ladders has been chosen as a finalist for the 2018 Reimagine Education Awards. The Reimagine Education Awards are sponsored by the Wharton School of Business–a school interested in encouraging entrepreneurship, not only amongst […]