A Peoria Park District Facility

Teen Opportunities

Central Illinois Young Entrepreneurs Program (Spring 2021)

Create and run your own start up business!

The Central Illinois Young Entrepreneurs Program gives students the chance to put ideas into action by creating and running their own startup. Working in a team, students will create and manage a business through the JA Company Program®. Participants may choose to keep any company profits. This FREE virtual, entrepreneurial, after-school program is open to high school students across Central Illinois.

Why join?

In the Central Illinois Young Entrepreneurs Program,  you will:

  • Gain the skills and experience to help land your first job
  • Participate in a program that looks great on a college application or a resume
  • Get to know a diverse group of kids from schools around the region
  • Potentially earn money through your very own start-up

Learn more about the JA Company Program here.

Program Dates

Program runs from February 16—May 5: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm & Tuesdays February 16 and 23. Independent / team work expected outside of these meetings

Application deadline: January 29th

This program is a collaboration between Junior Achievement of Central Illinois, Illinois Central College, and the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum.

Teen Interns (Summer)

High School students are invited to join the PlayHouse Teen Internship Program. This program runs throughout the summer (June - August), and provides teens with volunteer opportunities as well as workshops that will help prepare them for their future careers.

Teens must be 14 to 17 years of age, and/or entering 9th through 12th grades.

  • Attend required training sessions
  • Commit to 50 scheduled volunteer hours throughout the 9 week program

Teen Interns will...

  • Understand what a children’s museum is and how it operates
  • Be able to facilitate informal learning among children and families
  • Understand workplace rules such as punctuality, appearance, and engagement
  • Understand and be able to promote the value of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum for its audiences and the Central Illinois community

We are not yet certain whether this opportunity is available in 2021. Please check back here soon for updates.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum