Source: The Atlantic
Think you’re too young to start thinking about your professional life? Read this article to learn about a program in South Carolina that offers career counseling to eighth-grade students.
Source: The Brookings Institution
What’s the definition of an essential worker? How much should essential workers be paid? Read about some of the options and opinions around “hero pay.”
With the way we learn and work upended by social isolation rules, one writer argues that it’s time to change the way educators’ work is valued.
Source: Year Out Group
A university graduate talks about the confidence and independence she gained through volunteering in Sri Lanka.
What’s the most futuristic job you can imagine? Nanotech Engineer? Android Relationship Counselor? Explore these and other jobs of the near and distant future.
For teens thinking about forging their own career paths, the technology sector can be both alluring and intimidating. At a recent conference in California, tech professionals and teens met to discuss some of the truths and misconceptions surrounding today’s tech careers.
Got an idea that you’d like to turn into a job? Get advice from ten top Kidpreneurs on making the most of opportunities, taking advantage of the many free resources at hand, and putting every minute of the day to good use.
Source: Harvard Business Review
In this article, activist Erica Williams considers some possible reasons for the widely held belief that members of the “millennial” generation have poor work ethic.
Source: Education Week
Get the facts about career education classes available in high schools across the country in this Q&A.
Source: Fast Company
An interview with ultra marathon runner Dean Karnazes reveals 5 lessons about the value of hard work and persistence.
There is a growing need for blue-collar workers, which is resulting an increased wages and better benefits for those willing to take the jobs.
Source: MLive Media
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? In this article, 17-year-old Drayton Blackgrove and several other teens share their experiences in entrepreneurship.
Source: PBS NOVA
You may have heard that hard work builds character — but how so? Read about some benefits of hard work that you may not have considered before.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
A Smithsonian exhibition highlights the “invisible labor” women have been doing at home for decades as conversations regarding women empowerment swarm the nation.
Source: Small Business Trends
So what if you’re too young to be hired for a regular job? Strike out on your own with some of these possibilities!
Source: The Guardian
How do rideshare companies attract drivers to work unpredictable hours for minimum wage? By turning work into a game.
What’s work without a weekend? Get an overview of the evolving idea of the weekend, over time and around the world.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
In recent years, increasing amounts of screen time have contributed to a growing sense of disconnection with the physical world—hence, the birth of the “maker movement,” or a return to hands-on creation. Read about how “makerspaces” are attracting people with different interests who all want to create things they can hold on to.
Source: Youth Central (Australia)
When you’re thinking about starting your first job, you might be worried that you don’t have the skills you need. But some of the most-wanted skills employers look for are ones you can develop now.
Source: Concordia University - Portland
It may seem like you’re a long way away from being able to have a job, but it’s not too early to start considering whether you should work when you’re in high school.