Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the May 13, 2002 issue of QuintZine.
JuniorJobs.com and Youth Venture have announced a new “Dream it. Do it.” partnership to promote social entrepreneurship among youth ages 13-20. Together these organizations will provide opportunities for job-seeking teenagers to become Youth Venturers and launch clubs, organizations, or businesses that benefit their communities. This partnership will offer youth the support they need to create, lead and launch their own enterprise, including materials, technical allies, media opportunities, national recognition, workshops, trainings, a Venturers-only Web site, and up to $1,000 in start-up seed money.
Last year, Youth Venture launched 130 venture teams all over the country. Sonia, aged 17 of Springfield, VA, for example, launched Ayudemonos (”Let’s Help Each Other”). Her venture promotes organ donation awareness throughout the Latino community in Northern Virginia. The teenage founder of Juniorjobs, 17-year-old Saied Ghaffari, helped develop the partnership to enable the thousands of teens who come to juniorjobs.com the opportunity to follow his example.
Junior Jobs is an on-line job-hunting site especially designed for teenagers. Teens can not only search for jobs, but also have access to resources that help them prepare for their career. Youth Venture is a national not-for-profit organization that invests in young people as changemakers by providing the tools and support they need to create, lead, and launch organizations, clubs, or businesses (“ventures”) that make a difference in the community. For more on the partnership go to Junior Jobs and click on Dream it. Do it.
To enter “Why I Work@Home: A Father’s View,” entrants must be fathers with at least one in-home, minor child, and must work or telework from a home office at least one day each week. Submit entries to Work @ Home Father’s Day Essay Contest, P.O. Box 8263 Coral Springs, FL 33075-8263, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than June 1, 2002. Winners will be announced on June 14. For complete rules, visit Father’s World.
With a grant received last year, The National Mentoring Partnership is providing a national clearinghouse that offers guidelines for responsible mentoring via the Internet, how-to information, consultation and technical assistance for providers wishing to establish or expand e-mentoring programs, as well opportunities for young people to locate mentors and prospective mentors to locate young people to mentor. Get more information.
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