Summer jobs turn into career paths for teens

USA Today published a story today on some teens that had forsaken traditional summer jobs (restaurant, retail, etc.) to seek out summer jobs that can enhance their future career paths after college. The article states Brookings Institution research shows that teen employment is a predictor of earnings well into a worker’s twenties. Examples of a couple organizations in Chicago and St. Louis that are helping teens find these types of jobs are also provided. Here is a link to the story: Summer Jobs turn into career paths for teens

This is some great information to share with some of your students next year as they begin making their summer plans before college.