10 Creative After-school Programs for Kids


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Career Development

Practically all young kids know what they want to "be" when they grow up. Yet as they grow into their tweens and teens, many children lose those ideals. A career-development program can help them regain those dreams, while also helping them refine their interests.

A nationwide nonprofit organization called Junior Achievement has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Justice to offer career-oriented after-school programs. A middle school curriculum called "It's My Business!" teaches children how to fill a need in the business market and create a product. A high school version called "Company Program" focuses more in-depth on entrepreneurship and enterprise by bringing in volunteer consultants from the local business community.

For business-minded students, economics is sure to be of interest. Keep reading to find out more.