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Let's Guarantee Every High School Student a Summer Job

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 08.10.2016 | Teen
Center for Community Change Action

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington In New York City, where the summer job program for high school students is run on a neighborhood lotto system under whic...

4 Lessons I Hope My Teens Learn From Their 1st Summer Jobs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty

Yep, even First Daughter Sasha Obama has gotten herself a summer job. She is staffing the drive-thru window at one of her parents’ favorite seafood ...

Investing in Youth Pathways to Success: Addressing the Skills-Gap

Andrew Plepler | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Andrew Plepler

A recent Brookings report estimated that 3 million young people ages 16-24, or 7.6 percent of all young people in the U.S., are disconnected from path...

How Not to Make Friends at Your Summer Job

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Ronda Lee

My first day at my first job -- human body shields, gray pubic hairs, and breasts that hanged low. Don't use your co-workers as body shields or karma will pay you a visit.

Invest in Our Nation's Future: Support the Summer Opportunity Project

The Corps Network | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
The Corps Network

AmeriCorps members with Green City Force tend to an urban farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Mary Ellen Sprenkel CEO of The Corps Network Summer is a crit...

College Students: Summertime and the Living Is ... Useful?

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

We like to think summertime and the living is easy but maybe not. Summer is when you need to get busy.

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

SALT | Posted 03.22.2016 | College

Your résumé is a concise summary of your accomplishments, experiences, and skills. Your cover letter is your opportunity to explain to each hiring m...

How Obama's 'Brutal' First Job Inspired A New Youth Employment Initiative

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

In a post on LinkedIn this week, President Barack Obama shared details about his very first gig in the workforce: scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbi...

Seven Things to Remember When You Leave an Internship

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.24.2016 | College
Jessica Pliska

Many students spend months working on getting internships. They spend days deciding what to wear to make the right first impression, but the reality is that your last impression counts for as much as your first one.

How Summer Jobs Programs Can Help Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young people who hold steady summer jobs are less likely to end up in prison and more likely to stay alive than their peers without summ...

How to Turn Your Summer Job Into a Full-Time Career

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business

While he was in college, Drew Mitchell heard from all of his professors that an internship was the key to a career. So, the Western Kentucky University public relations and political science major knew he couldn't settle for any summer job -- he needed the right summer job.

Using Summer for Success

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.15.2016 | College
Adele Scheele

Don't give up on the rest of summer. Resist going down to the beach to drink and tan. You'll only peel, get hung over, and your tan will fade anyway. Instead, use what's left of this vacation differently -- wisely.

Raising Risk-Takers: An Upside of Free-Range Parenting?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Kim Douglass Marin

I do know that my work as a parent is to protect, yes, but also to find ways to push against my kids' boundaries. I want them, after all, to come up with adventures of their own in the years ahead, and feel comfortable selling me on them. That's a version of "free range" I can embrace.

Why Students Shouldn't Limit Themselves in Their Summer Job Search

Payton Davis | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Payton Davis

If my story is any indication, students seeking summer jobs shouldn't shy away from opportunities that, one, have seemingly little to do with their desired career paths and, two, take them far from the classroom for a few months.

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment

The Corps Network | Posted 02.04.2015 | Science
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study publish...

How To Take Control Of Your Finances This Summer: Financial Tips For Teens & Parents Alike

Aisha Barrows | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Aisha Barrows

I've found that the summer months are the perfect time for a mid-year check-up on my finances, when I can adjust my financial goals based on my needs for the summer and throughout the year. Based on my experiences, here are a few tips for parents to consider as they talk to their teens about the value of saving money this summer (while still having a little fun!).

Competition for Low-Wage Jobs Hurts Kids Looking for Summer Work

Gary Stein | Posted 09.01.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

High school kids have a far greater chance of having no summer job or even an after-school job than at any time in the recent past. They are being squeezed out of those jobs by college-age and older workers.

Here's Why You Should Care About Malia Obama's New Job

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Jessica Pliska

Instead of griping about how Malia uses her dad's connections to campaign donors, we should be applauding her for learning early on how to open the right doors. More importantly, we should be making sure our own children learn the same lessons.

Teens and the Summer Job

Debra Fine | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

I've read articles knocking the teen sector for their lack of willingness to find a summer gig; but every young person I've encountered wants a summer job because they want money. The two sort of go hand-in-hand, yes?

Summer Jobs for Teenagers Are Life-Changing

Steven Fulop | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Steven Fulop

Access to meaningful workforce development and employment programs have the capacity to set young people on the path to a long-term career while helping to decrease the unemployment rate.

The Perfect Summer Job: Why Waiting Tables Beats an Internship

Lori Janjigian | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

I allowed myself to fall into the trap of thinking that an internship was much too important to turn down -- even if it cost me money and taught me very little.

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

Bullet-proof Jobs: Summer Employment May Help Stem Youth Violence

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

It's conventional wisdom: Kids get into trouble when they have nothing better to do. Now, research reveals that a summer youth employment program migh...

Summer Love or Something Like It

Brooke Lyons | Posted 10.01.2013 | Women
Brooke Lyons

Even Grease warns us that, "It turned colder" and, well, "that's where it ends." Given our collective knowledge of how summer love pans out, why do we continue to covet and celebrate it?

Paid Job vs. Unpaid Internship: Make the Best Choice for You

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Suzanna de Baca

As you weigh your options for this fall and beyond, what's the best choice: a plum internship or a job that pays the bills?