Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Earn More Than a Paycheck This Summer

Build your high school resume or college resume and earn more than a paycheck this summer.

Did you know that you can learn work skills and life skills through summer jobs like this one at the Oregon Gardens?

For almost 10 weeks in Summer 2007, 12 low income teenagers learned leadership skills, workplace responsibility and how to work with others by working with Oregon Gardens.

The program is sponsored through an Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and Workforce Investment Act grants.

The Oregon Garden's horticulture manager Jill Martini said that for most teens this was their first job. The program is now five years old and pays the teens through $22,000 in grants.

Do some research in your own community to find organizations that offer programs like this which will give teen workers more than just a paycheck.

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