The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Danville High

October 16, 2011

The working world of teens

DANVILLE — Many people always say they can’t wait until their old enough to get a job so they can have their own money and feel independent.

Dylan Nelson, a sophomore at Danville High School, has been working for over a year now. He says, “The job process itself was pretty easy for me. I went through the WECEP program, so I didn’t have to fill out an application because it’s not a worldwide business.”

WECEP, or The Work Experience and Career Exploration Program, is a program that provides intervention strategies for academically at-risk students.

The program helps to guide the students toward a career plan.

Nelson says the program really helped him get a starter job.

“Without the program, I wouldn’t have been as prepared for the interview or job expectations.”

However, for some teens, like junior Bryant McGraw, jobs are hard to come by.

“I want a job to feel independent; to have my own money and to just basically keep myself busy and out of trouble.”

Editor’s note: This story was written by a Danville High School student.

1
Text Only
Danville High
  • On the hunt... Tips for getting a job

    Tips for filling out job applications:
    Read EVERYTHING

    December 12, 2011

  • Too much to take

    Nearly 1 in 4 kids are bullied every month, according to the American Justice Department, and more than 4,400 children commit suicide each year due to bullying.

    December 12, 2011

  • What’s next? December graduates’ plans

    High school graduation. The moment where high school ends and seniors have to decide what their next step will be.

    December 12, 2011

  • donor pic.jpg Wall of Donors

    A “wall of donors” was recently built at Danville High School, located near the front circle-drive entrance to the high school.

    November 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Season for giving

    Sarge’s banquet hall hosted a benefit for the Toys for Tots program on Thursday, Nov. 10.

    November 30, 2011

  • 21st Century program adds writer’s room

    The 21st Century Club is an after school program that offers help to students. The program is designed to help students get their grades up and keep them up.

    November 30, 2011

  • 2012 early rush to graduate

    While many think that high school graduation occurs in May, for many students, December marks the end of their high school career.

    November 2, 2011

  • After-school jobs affect students

    A new school year and it is back to working hard and hitting the books, but book work is not the only type of work students are doing; after-school jobs have become the most known place for a student.

    November 2, 2011

  • It’s a small world after all

    It is definitely a small world after all, and Mr. Smith’s 8th hour World Geography class proves it all.

    November 2, 2011

  • Labor Day parade

    Labor Day has been around since Sept. 5, 1882. We celebrate Labor Day to remember the workers who died at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. marshals during the Pullman strike.

    October 29, 2011

E-edition
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
NDN Video
Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County
Must Read