Written by. Chalise Macklin
Summer is here! As you toss your books to the side for a couple of months, remember not to spend the entire time relaxing, you should try and be productive as well. I know we’re already in May, but it’s not too late to find a summer job – and there are plenty of options.
Teens who take advantage of working part time jobs during the summer reap great benefits. It is a great way for you to earn your own money and develop independence. The funds earned can be used to pay for summer activities, buy school clothes and supplies, or help save for college tuition.
Statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research show that a part-time job can also prevent teens from dropping out of school, improve grade point averages, and score higher on standardized test. Summer jobs also offer students a chance to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce.
Job recruiting services encourage teens to apply for traditional neighborhood services jobs such as lawn mowing, babysitting, or car-detailing. A lot of young people go for retail or entry level tech jobs leaving more service jobs vacant. Applying for jobs at your local country club, ice cream parlor, boys and girls club, or carnival are also attainable jobs for teens as well. During the summer months, a lot of child-friendly places need more help to service the increase in tourists or participants. Those who play musical instruments or excel in a certain subject can provide musical lessons or tutor kids. If you are looking to have fun while working, landing a job at the beach or at a waterpark are great options as well.
Making the decision to apply for a job does not have to be complicated and may improve your quality of your life. So, think about hanging out with your friends a little less and committing to something that will benefit your future, a little more.