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Teen Summer Options

Summer break doesn't have to mean a break in learning.


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teens summerSummer options abound for teens of all ages. Many offer the chance to make new friends and boost self esteem. Others offer an opportunity to learn new skills and see new places. Here are some ways your teen can occupy himself from June to Labor Day:


Summer jobs provide teens with more than just a little pocket money. They teach responsibility; give structure to the day; enable your child to interact with new people of various ages; and bolster confidence. They also look good on a college application. 

Options abound: lifeguarding or babysitting (your local Y may offer classes to help your teen certify); flipping burgers; helping an elderly neighbor; clerking at a favorite store in the mall; or a part-time gig at the local post office or library. Entrepreneurial teens can start lawn mowing, house painting, pet care, computer support or other businesses. 

If your teen has a driver’s license and wheels, he can look farther afield for a summer job. 

If you have to drive your teen, unless you live in an area with public transportation, she’s probably more limited geographically. If she’s old enough, she might score a job at a day camp that provides bus service. Or she might consider being a counselor at a sleepaway camp. The American Camp Association is one place to look for such jobs.

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