Our Impact

A job during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future.

Job SkillsFuture Prospects

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.

*Source: Long term impacts study by Natalia Van Doren, U.C. Berkeley, July 2015

Click to download the reports:

Pathways Report Survey Analysis, 8/27/15

TWA Report Survey Analysis, 8/10/15