Preparing Teens For Careers

Growing up, I spent every day after school from seventh grade through my sophomore year in high school delivering papers.  During my junior and senior year I worked part-time in the produce department of our local grocery store to earn money toward college.  These after school jobs taught me the importance of showing up on time, following through on tasks and responsibilities, spending and saving the money earned and I developed a sense of pride in my work.

Today, for many teenagers, after-school activities or club sports have usurped those part-time jobs. Fewer and fewer young adults experience the character-building responsibilities a job can instill. Has this change been for the better or not?  Click this link and read on…