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You Are Not Too Young For a Summer Job

Editorial: Freshmen and sophomores should work part-time over the summer. Here are suggested jobs for those who are not yet 16.
Ridge Country Club hires freshmen and sophomores as caddies (Credit: Ridge Country Club)

Having a job over summer break is a great way to build responsibility and make some money. Freshmen are not yet 16, and some sophomores don’t turn 16 until the end of their school year, so they may also have trouble getting jobs. It’s not always easy for underclassmen to find work, but caddying and babysitting are great options. 


Caddying seems to be a very popular job this summer for all ages, but especially freshmen. 

“This summer I plan on caddying at Ridge Country Club because I can meet a lot of new people, make some money, and learn life lessons,” says Nora Panarese, a freshman at Marist. 

With sports, family, and friends it can be tough to make time for a job during the summer. Ridge Country Club allows workers to pick what days and hours they are available so they can do other activities while having time to work and make money. To stay in the program, students need to work at least once a week during the school year and four times a week in the summer. Nine holes take about two hours to caddy and eight hours to do all 19. 

“You can sign up for whatever days you are available and they will match you with a golfer,” says Panarese. 


Caddying isn’t the only job available for freshmen and sophomores, babysitting is an option as well. Babysitting is a big responsibility because someone’s child’s life is in the hands of a caretaker. 

Babysitting can be a great job to have because it can also teach caring for others. Kids who are relatives, or who live in the neighborhood, are options. 

“I am a Marist cheerleader so that takes a lot of my time during the summer, so babysitting is more of a job for me because I can choose my availability,” says Caroline Gutrich, a freshman at Marist. 

For busy students, babysitting is a great option because it allows a flexible schedule. If you are going to babysit, make sure you know the Heimlich, and CPR, and get proper instructions on how to help kids of any age.

“I do have the choice to turn down a babysitting job, but when I’m available I always accept the job because it’s a great way to make some money and can be fun too,” says Gutrich. 

These jobs are a great option and opportunity for any age, especially freshmen and sophomores who have busy schedules during the summer.

If you can’t do any of these there are many other options for young kids to make money like chores, helping neighbors, and community activities as well.

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Kaelyn Howell
Kaelyn Howell, Journalism and Media 1 Writer
My name is Kaelyn Howell and I am a freshman at Marist. I graduated from Mt.Greenwood Elementary. I am on the varsity cheerleading team. Before Marist, I did all star cheer for 9 years. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, hangout with my friends, and bake.

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