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
Former Executive Director, Tony DiStefano, talks about Enterprise for Youth and the impact its had over the years on our thousands of alumni.