- FEMA's Youth Preparedness Council is now accepting applications.
- Local Search and Rescue organizations often open their membership to teens as well as adults.
- The Thiel Fellowship pays young people $100,000 to go forth and create.
- Habitat for Humanity is a nation-wide organization that teaches volunteers how to build houses--a great skill for anyone to learn.
- For college-bound teens, these programs give students a jump on higher education.
- The Army National Guard has the Split Option Program which allows teens to get into boot camp during the summer after their junior year then continue their one weekend a month service during their senior year of high school.
- Scouting has always provided opportunities for students to learn new skills, work with others, and increase their responsibilities as they move through the program.
- In some areas (not all, it depends on what the state laws are where you live), teens can attend training and become an EMT. This is a vital position that provides great training and nearly every jurisdiction is clamoring for volunteer EMTs.
- The government funds several programs for teens--from Job Corps and apprenticeship programs to special programs for poor and at-risk youth.
- Finally, for kids who want to attend college and not bankrupt themselves, have them start early applying for scholarships. They might also want to consider applying to tuition-free universities, and also doig "running start" types of college programs which are free to participate in while the student is still in high school.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10 Great Opportunities for Teens
Getting kids and teens interested in preparedness is good on several levels--it keeps them busy, it opens up internship/scholarship/job opportunities, and it gives them important skills that will serve them well throughout their life. Here are some opportunities to consider:
Posted by Code Name Insight at 7:54 PM
Labels: teen safety
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