10 Creative After-school Programs for Kids

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.