Here’s a dangerous word combo: bored teenagers. With the arrival of summer, hordes of high school students are already in the process of driving their parents crazy. A struggling economy and a tight job market has made landing a summer gig at the local fast food emporium or big-box store tough -- and even those resume-building unpaid internships are hard to come by.
But rather than settling down for an endless marathon of “The Jersey Shore,” there are some things teens can do to help prepare themselves for the college application process. Here is some valuable advice culled from the experts:
Studies consistently show that students who engage in pro-active programs do better in the classroom and on standardized tests, are more confident, and have higher self-esteem. And those benefits just may outweigh picking up some spare cash flipping burgers or folding tee-shirts at the local mall.