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.
Do what couldn't be done during the busy school year. Discover a talent in an area of interest. Learn to play an instrument, try yoga, explore meditation, or take a cooking class. Activities such as these can become life-long pursuits.
Even though kids are busier these days -- taking more tests and doing more extracurricular activities to get into much more competitive colleges -- a part-time job during the school year in high school should be a no-brainer, right?
Despite the amount of internship applications you sent out and your outstanding efforts to find something (anything!) to do with your summer, it's time to face the truth: you'll be staying home until school starts up again in the fall.
Successful businesses understand that it's best to make investments early. And that's why so many of New York City's top firms are investing in local high school students through the PENCIL Fellows Program: investing in our students means a better, more productive workforce tomorrow.
Summer is a fantastic time to jumpstart your job-search efforts because your application will have less competition, plus it offers numerous social events for networking and fine-tuning your elevator pitch.
Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 with no prior work experience who live in the most impoverished neighborhoods.
This summer, teenagers are going to be looking for work, but about one in five won't find a job. The teen unemployment rate -- currently at 23.7 percent nationally -- is the highest for any group in the U.S.
Summer jobs are a great opportunity for young Americans to learn about income taxes, and also to increase their personal financial literacy by understanding that taxes are not just automatic and don't always result in a refund.
Summer vacation may have been designed to let students help out with the crops, but now it offers a chance to recharge, do something different, and remember there's more to the world than the next bell, next text, or next test prep class.