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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. GET STARTED HERE

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.

Connect With More Youth

Calling CBOs, colleges, digital content providers, youth employment agencies, and apprentice programs. 

Does your organization offer formal education programs, informal education opportunities, workplace experiences, community programs, part-time or summer jobs, or career training for youth ages 14 to 24? Connect with us to find out how you can integrate your programs into Hats & Ladders.

Helping Communities & Industries

Calling state & local governments, industries, companies, and non-profits. 

Hats & Ladders can help empower your community, organzation, or industry by keeping youth engaged, providing them new opportunities, and exposing them to potential careers. Connect with us to find out how Hats & Ladders can benefit your community, organization, or industry.

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


How do you follow a path if you don’t know where you want to go?

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We are looking for Early Adopters, Program Champions, & Ladder Partners!

If you are a local or state government official, school or college administrator, counselor, industry representative, non-profit, or teacher/facilitator interested in Hats & Ladders, please send us your contact information, and we will be in touch.

We are also seeking Ladders Partners interested in providing real world experiences, workplace experiences,  informal and formal career training, and 2-year and 4-year degrees.

The media can also use this form for press-related inquiries.



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Hats & Ladders, Inc. Is Awarded $750,000 Grant from The National Science Foundation

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 […]

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Hats & Ladders makes the Reimagine Education 2018 Shortlist

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 […]

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Fall 2018 Hats & Ladders Pilots

Calling all college and high school counselors and educators! If you are interested in piloting our Hats & Ladders for the 2018-2019 year, we want to hear from you. For this pilot, we are offering several different implementation models that fit either guided or open use of our program. Oh, and the pilot is free! Send us […]

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