A job during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future. Multiple research studies show that:
- Young people who work during high school are more responsible and have better time and financial management skills.
- A job in high school has a positive impact on future earnings and occupational status.
- There is a strong link between working during high school and attaining a job right after graduation.
- Low income youth who work a moderate amount while in high school are 50% more likely to graduate high school.
“I have always been extremely grateful for Enterprise and visited often to get various jobs to help live a better life during my high school years. I worked all through high school which prepared me to pay my way through college.”
-Donna Bland, President and CEO Golden 1 Credit Union
Enterprise participant 1980-1984
Executive Director, Tony DiStefano, talks about Enterprise for Youth (formerly known as Enterprise for High School Students) and the impact it’s had over the years on our thousands of alumni.