Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Adolescents often want to work while they are attending high school either to meet their own needs, financially help their parents, or save money for college. Working long hours while going to school can result in low academic outcomes or high drop-out rates. To learn more about the consequences of youth employment, 25 high school students were surveyed, 18 of those students were interviewed. Teachers and the principal were also interviewed about their perspectives regarding the impact of youth employment. Results revealed that some of the working students were part of the school’s Work Opportunity Program, and that there were distinct differences between those students compared to students who weren’t a part of the program. Based on these results, a classroom workshop was offered to help students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of working while in school, and to let them know about the Work Opportunity Program.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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