Research + News | Topic: Employment
Jan 2, 2020
Help Teens Plan For Life After High School
New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for adults. You can help your teen organize life after high school by getting them to plan now. Watch the video here.
Aug 2, 2019
Stressed Teens Fret Over How Much To Relax During The Summer
For many teenagers, summer break has become a multiple-choice pressure cooker, when they must decide whether to: (a) rest and recharge, (b) work and make money, or (c) rack up activities that stand out on college applications. Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2019
All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens
From the article:
“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”
Read the article here.
Jun 13, 2019
Why ‘Follow Your Passions’ Is Bad Advice For Graduates
Four countercultural insights for outgoing students. Read the article here.
Apr 9, 2019
Stop Asking Kids What They Want To Be When They Grow Up
The question forces children to define themselves in terms of work. Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2019
What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?
There has been a gradual decline over the past few years in students enrolling in occupational education programs, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2019
Higher Income May Prove Elusive For Many College Grads
Many college graduates with a four-year degree find themselves struggling to earn enough money to achieve their version of the American dream. Read the article here.
Jul 12, 2018
How I Helped My Kids Decide What To Do After High School
Growing Leaders president Tim Elmore provides a summary of what he and his wife did to prepare their kids for their post-secondary experience. Read his blog post here.
Mar 5, 2018
Why An Honors Student Wants To Skip College And Go To Trade School
As worries about student debt rise, states and businesses increasingly push faster, cheaper paths to the workplace; parents are stumped. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2018
The Return Of The Classic Apprenticeship
Tim Elmore blogs that he’s happy to see apprenticeships making a comeback, but what do they look like in today’s workplace environment? Read the blog post here.