Summer Jobs Make a Difference

When youth have the chance to work and get paid, they get far more than a paycheck. They make connections that can set them on a course to success.

Young people who participate in an internship or summer employment program learn about careers they never knew existed, meet adults with life experience to share, and gain new inspiration to do well academically.

Studies show that early work experience leads to higher high-school graduation rates, higher lifelong earnings, and greater likelihood of further education.