Summer Jobs for Youth in the DC Area

GOVERNMENT SUMMER JOBS – Apply Early! Applying for summer positions within the government is now available online. Visitwww.studentjobs .gov & to see job listings and apply. A ‘resume builder’ is built into the program to store your resume for application purposes. Some clerical positions/internships with the Dept. of Health & Human Services are listed on : These positions are competitive so start completing the paperwork now. Some student employment/intern programs exist within NIH (paid/unpaid)

JOBS for H.S. Students OCEAN CITY JOB FAIR – March 1, 2008, 9:00-2:00 – Here’s your chance to apply for over 12,000 positions for seasonal employment at the beach! Sponsored by the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at the Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street &Coastal Highway in O.C. For additional info: 1-888-OC MD FUN or visit the

SIX FLAGS AMUSEMENT PARK – Flexible hours available for students with strong leadership, organizational and communication skills. Apply online at or call the employment hotline at 301-249-1500.

KITCHEN HELPER/SERVER – Marian Assisted Living, 19109 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833 – Ideal part-time job for student(s)16 or older; light meal provided; help provide the evening meal for our residents from 4:00-7 :30 pm, 301-570-3190.

RIDERWOOD VILLAGE Retirement Community Are you willing to serve the elderly? We need servers for our dining service. Pick up an application in the Blake Career Center or call 301-572-8461 to RSVP for their employment fair on Saturday, May 17, 2008, 10-1.Location: 3120 Grace field Road, Montgomery Station/Performance Hall, Silver Spring, MD. Bring report card or transcript (min GPA2.5), resume and work permit. On the spot interviews provided, flexible work schedules as utility worker, restaurant assistant or wait staff.

SUMMER WORK for JUNIORS & SENIORS – How about testing out a career as an electrician for the summer? Students must be 17 or older to work with an electrical contractor for the summer. Full-time employment at $10-$11 per hr through the Washington Area Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee’s (JATC) accredited education& training program. Apply before the end of May. All details on http://www.electricalalli 703-658-4383

MONTGOMERY WORKS is a free employment service of the Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development and the MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. Check out employment opportunities on and apply online or call 301-929-6880.

SUMMER JOB – CHILD CARE – Take care of 9 year old twins for 2 to3 days a week over the summer. Location: Ashton. Twins are in3rd grade so a tutor/entertainer is welcome. Hours flucturate from 8:30-5:00 and 12:00-5:00. Hourly rate: $8, but student must have a car and gas will be reimbursed. Call Liz: 301-924-0777.

SAFEWAY STORES HIRING EVENT – Please complete an online application now at, or at any Safeway employment kiosk.

PHARMACY, LANGLEY PARK – Independent Pharmacy in Langley Park issuing a Pharmacy Cashier/Clerk who is bilingual in Spanish/English. Must be at least 16 yrs. old and have strong communication skills; knowledge of Windows or prior data entry experience. Detail oriented and personable. Contact Merlyn Crandon, 301-445-6050.

VALET PARKING STAFF needed for special events. Must have neat appearance, good communication skills, and be able to drive manual transmission. Hourly rate, plus tips. Phone: 301-681-3056 or email:,

ROOTS Organic Market in Clarksville & Olney is looking for students to work. Someone who is environmentally conscious, enjoys dealing with the public and very reliable.

ALLSTATE INSURANCE – full time, permanent employee who speaks Vietnamese + fluent in English. Paid training for licensure and competitive pay and benefits. This is a career with growth and ability to make good commissions. 8:30-5:00 office work; or call 301-431-0100. Office located on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.

WASHINGTON TIMES – Summer Youth Hawker Program – Early riser; work close to home, Mon-Fri, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Do you like talking with people and making up to $125 per week for part-time morning hours? Contact: Jim Clarke, Circulation Manager, The Washington Times:202-636-3349 or email: jclarke@washingtonti

AMERICAN POOL SERVICE is seeking lifeguards and pool supervisors for the summer (full & part-time). They will provide free lifeguard recertification to their employees. For more information:,, or call 301-595-3800.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT Looking for a seasonal job this summer? The MCRD is recruiting camp counselors for their summer camps. Minimum age is 16 years old. If you enjoy the outdoors, sports, performing arts, fitness or crafts, then this is the opportunity for you! Employees will be selected based on activity skills, enthusiasm and ability to work with children. Background checks are mandated by state law for these positions. Spanish speaking bilinguals are encouraged to apply. APPLY NOW! Applications can be found in the Blake Career Center. For more information: 240-777-6870.Other positions exist with MCRD in Therapeutic Recreation (helping students with disabilities) year-round (evening/weekend hrs).Teens qualify for student service learning hours, but in many cases volunteer hours lead to a paid position for exemplary students. Therapeutic Recreation volunteers receive paid training and are not required to provide personal care for the disabled. Please call 301-468-4540 for more information regarding volunteering with MCRD. Brochures available in the Career Center at Blake H.S.

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL STADIUM is seeking students for various positions: grounds crew, turf interns, food service. Work at the ballpark all season long: For or call 301-815-9908.

Camp Flintlock Summer Employment – Students age 16 and up that possess excellent character, have great work ethic, enjoy children and might appreciate Colonial-American programs are encouraged to apply for these historic sites around the DC metro area: Fredericksburg, VA, St. Mary’s City in southern MD and Annapolis. Camp Flintlock offers a healthy work environment & competitive wages. Applications in Blake Career Center. For further or email: information@CampFlin or phone: 866-354-6856

YMCA-BETHESDA – Lifeguards are needed; free lifeguard certification if you pass swim test, job interview & complete free lifeguard course. All shifts, flexible hours, competitive pay:$8.50-$9.50/hr, free YMCA membership. Experienced lifeguards:$9.60-$11.00 per hr. Call Pete Makeia at 301-530-3725, ext. 2821or

GAITHERSBURG AQUATIC CENTER – Lifeguards, pool aides, instructors, cashier, party assistant, etc. Visit or call the Aquatic Center at 301-258-6445.Some information available in the Blake Career Center.

ULTRASOUND DEEJAYS is seeking part-time and full time office workers, as well as deejays. Entertain at parties and dances; must be well-mannered and have fun personality, enjoy music and have their own transportation. $25-50 per hr. For or call 301-217-9595.

NORBECK MONTESSORI CENTER is looking for fun, energetic, high school students to work in the afternoons after school from 3-6 pm or 11-6pm (for those with abbreviated schedules), Monday – Friday. Must be 16 yrs. old and have transportation. 4500 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853, 301-924-4233,

PAID & VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT THE NATIONAL ZOO – Check out job opportunities for information aides, retail associates, foodservice associates, groundskeepers, traffic associates, birthday party aides, etc. on Excellent starting pay, merchandise discounts, employee incentives, leadership opportunities, metro accessible, and more. Apply Mon-Fri,9:00-4:00 at the FONZ Human Resources Office: FONZ/NZP, 3001Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Volunteer positions available (application in Blake CC). Students 16 years of age or older are eligible. Call Debbi Hannibal, Teen Programs Supervisor,202-633-3052 or email: Fax: 202-673-0289

STUDENT JOBS Check out these websites:,,, Students should be aware of federal rules that apply to working teenagers. For example, a 14or 15 year old can only work up to three hours on a school day or18 hours during a school week between the hours of 7:00 AM and7:00 PM. There are 17 jobs that have been declared hazardous byte secretary of labor that are prohibited for teens under the age of 18, so beware of those. Visit

UPS EARN & LEARN PROGRAM United Parcel Service (UPS) offers up to $23,000 in educational assistance to high school students who are at least 17 years old and able to lift up to 70 lbs. Part-time warehouse shifts are available Monday through Friday from 3-1/2 to 5 hours each day. In addition to educational benefits, students earn an hourly wage of $8.50, paid weekly. The UPS warehouse is located in Laurel (Burtonsville area), so reliable transportation is a must. Call 301-497-1064 or visit the website:

COMCAST – High School Internships Comcast is now hiring high school interns! (Seniors only!) Requirements: 3.5 GPA, senior, proficient in MS Office, strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal & organizational skills, flexible, ability to work in fast-paced environment. This internship is for a3-month period and is available immediately. Send resume by email to: Ashley Dubose at: Ashley_Dubose@cable. or call3012-625-3429 for more information.

EDY’s Grand Ice Cream factory in Laurel, MD is looking for Blake H.S. students & graduates for immediate openings. PAY = $13.35 per hour, plus bonus incentive up to 10% of salary Ideal candidate will:- have a H.S. diploma (or equivalent), however H.S. students may apply- be flexible with hours/shifts and work tasks- interact well with others- be fun & energetic- have own reliable transportation- successfully pass a lifting test (50 lbs), written skills test, background check & drug screen Full benefits included: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension, 401(k).To learn more about Eddy’s and to apply, visit website or apply by phone at 866-292-7189.

TUTORS NEEDED – Great part-time job! SCORE! helps children of all learning levels, K-10, make academic progress in a fun and motivating environment. SCORE is seeking Advantage Coaches to provide tutoring (including SAT prep) and be academic role models. Requirements: min. GPA 3.0, H.S. diploma preferred; completion of Algebra 2; weekday/weekend availability(min. 10 hrs./wk); clear background check; enjoys working with children. Apply by visiting the Colesville center: 13460 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, 301-384-5047.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT – Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Positions are available for high school & college students at Reagan National Airport (DC) & Dulles International Airport (VA)for responsible students. Attend one of the student open house sessions this spring — Be prepared to interview, complete application online and bring a copy of your transcript. Applicant s must be at least 17 years old, have a minimum of 2.5GPA, and pass a background investigation.

CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB CADDY A great working environment, good exercise, & the opportunity to learn the game of golf. Consider becoming a caddy if you have a great attitude and are willing to work outside carrying heavy golf bags. Contact: Kim Albert, 301-469-2032

HORIZON LANDSCAPE Spencerville, MD (Rt. 198) office work & light landscaping; good telephone & computer skills required, $8 per hr.301-421-1800.

CLOVERLY ANIMAL CLINIC Receptionist Assistant duties: filing, making appointments, handling pets & assisting in surgeries, manage – 16; $7-$8/hr, 2:30-6:00 pm (M,T,Th,F); 9:00-6:00 (Sat.)Contact: Freeha: 301-384-4162

VOCELLI PIZZA, 730 Cloverly Street, Silver Spring is looking for drivers & cooks. Call 301-879-8008 or 703-407-3505.

POOL COMPANIES HIRING! Many pool companies are hiring lifeguards, operators , gate guards, assistant managers & supervisors. Training available; no work experience necessary, full & part-time. Community Pool Service: or 1-800-966-2500U.S. Aquatics: 301-210-4200

DJ’s NEEDED – ALL IN ONE ENTERTAINMENT Looking for part-timework? We’re looking for responsible, energetic DJs. No experience necessary — we’ll train you, but you must have your own transportation. Call: 1-888-PARTY-02, ext. 1 or

AMERICAN IN-LINE SKATING, Inc. JOBS Do you love to skateboard, in line skate, play roller hockey or other action sports? Do you like working with kids? American Inline Skating sponsors afterschool sports and enrichment camps. Locations near Blake: Rockville, Olney, Columbia. Competitive pay, free training, fun environment; must have experience in the sport you want to teach, good communication skills, well groomed and provide own transportation. Minimum age qualifications: Instructors – 19;Counselor – 16; Junior Counselor – 15; Counselors in Training -13. For more info, email name, address, phone number toinfo@americanonlin or call 703-803-7100.

WALT DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM Disney Career Start Program is a structured living, learning & earning program for high school grads who are unsure of their future path and looking for a new experience that will provide them more than just a job. They live-in secure, multicultural environment while receiving training as a cast member at the Walt Disney World resort. A recruitment team is traveling around the nation to hire high school grads with talent. Visit website: for dates and times or call 407-828-1736.

Does Sex Education in Schools Encourage Kids to Have Sex?

Does sex education in schools encourage teens to have sex. No, not if the sex education program is founded in responsible reproductive health instruction and implemented in a non-judgemental, holistic and comprehensive format. Unfortunately, there is no consistent curriculum for sex education that is implemented across the nation. Because of that, you have pockets of the country where young people are misinformed by their peers about the realities of sex and reproduction. With teen pregnancy rates on the uprise since 2001, a responsible sex education curriculum is necessary now more than ever for students who are entering their puberty phase.

Critics of sex education being implemented in school are usually those who have little idea what a comprehensive sex education program could ideally consist of. A responsible curriculum would first educate young people of the terms used to refer to body parts within the reproductive system. There are grown people who are still ignorant to this knowledge and because of that, we have children who grow up to refer to their vaginas and penises as everything other than those correct terms and who have no idea about that within their bodies they have a cervix or a urethra or a prostate…the list goes on and on.

Once you understand where and what the different parts are on your body, you then will have a connection to the information given on healthy relationships and sexual activity. You understand the impact STDs have on specific parts of your body. Also, you will be more apt to engage in pro-active behavior regarding diet and other behaviors, allowed to make your own positive choices. Today, there are young people who are misinformed to believe that there is no risk in STD transmission if they engage in non-vaginal or non-anal sex. There are some young people AND adults who believe that a young person can not get pregnant if she is on her menstrual cycle. Ignorant children grow up to become ignorant adults. A person’s religious beliefs do not shield them from the possibility of contracting a disease, having an unwanted pregnancy or transmit a sexually transmitted infection. The argument that religious preference is compromised when a young person is educated about the function of their body falls short of logic or reason when terminal illness such as AIDS does not discriminate.

So the answer is no. Sex education in schools does not encourage teens to have sex. It, instead, allows them to make educated choices about their own sexual health.

Khadijah Ali-Coleman has facilitated workshops on reproductive health, abstinence, healthy relationships, STDs and multiple variations on the subject for young people and adults who work with young people for over 10 years. To schedule a workshop, email