Part-time Jobs for High School Students

There comes a point in every student’s life when they realize that chore money does not stretch very far. We have more expenses; with cars and outings with friends. Getting a part time job is the only option to get more money. That’s what many students at Blackhawk do! Some students work in stores and other work in restaurants. Although most people work just for money, you can gain experience that will help you in your future career!
Chloe Wappes says, “I love babysitting! If I’m watching babies, I just play with them and feed them and change their diapers. If they are sleeping, I do my homework! If I am watching older kids, I play with them outside when it’s warm, color, read books, or just be creative and come up with a game!”
If you are interested in sports, helping coach a elementary school team, doing something with manual labor would help you gain experience. Sidney Clay, who works as a soccer ref, says “I ref anywhere in Fort Wayne I get assigned to. I get to learn about the game more and in a way I get to help younger kids understand what they are doing wrong and be able to fix it. I love it!”
There are different ideas on whether teenagers should have part-time jobs, but the pros easily outweigh any cons. A teenager who works long hours every day after school could see his or her schoolwork suffer, but a less-intensive part-time job can be a wonderful learning experience. If kids can get to school on time, maintain solid grades, and participate in school activities, part-time jobs in high school can be beneficial to their success. Colleges also see a job on a application as a positive thing because a student looks more rounded.
A part time job in high school can even help you gain experience for your future career.

Article submitted by Rachel Walters

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