Spending time on internships, apprenticeships, or interesting jobs is better at meeting the educational needs of older children than writing ever longer reports, completing longer math proofs, or taking ever more complex tests.
Look to work:
- On a local political campaign;
- On a farm;
- At a museum;
- In a news station/ newspaper;
- In a bakery;
- In a hospital;
- In trail maintenance or an environmental foundation;
- With a police or fire department.