Summer 17′ is right around the corner. The sun will be out and young people will be free from school, with much idle time. Parents often try to find different activities to keep young people active, whether that be tutoring, volunteer programs, or church activities. Another great way to stay busy and teach responsibility is by working.
There are a plethora of jobs to either apply for, or to begin as a personal business venture. Penny Hoarder has an excellent list of jobs in this link, Teen Summer Jobs, this list includes ideas of: babysitter, pet sitter, tutor etc.
Having a summer job teaches financial responsibility and gives a young person accountability. Which is essential to growing in Americas forever changing job force. Youth will also be exposed to interviews and having to have a professional confident demeanor. Many youth struggle with talking about themselves, who they are, and what they love. Jobs give youth opportunities to truly bloom.
If possible, push young people to get a summer job and expand on their personal brand.