My son has been working at a restaurant as a cook for several months. In order to keep this job, he had to memorize the entire menu & pass a test with at least 90%. Along with preparing ingredients for the dinners prepared he is required to perform clean up at the end of the night. This includes cleaning fryers, grills, burners, mopping floors & and another other tasks to clean & prepare kitchen for next day. Would this be a legitimate credit to count for high school. The public schools have programs which allow students to earn credit through employment & although I don’t want to compare, I also don’t want to leave any possibilities out. Thank you for your input.
~ Stephanie in Missouri
My vote would be for calling the dog walking a PE class. Volunteer work is more suited to helping with a non-profit. For that reason, working the concession stand would be volunteer work, since that is usually a non-profit group. I hope that helps!
That brings up another thought. Our 15-year-old son has volunteered to walk a very difficult Australian shepherd dog for an elderly neighbor whose health has left her unable to take him out. He does it unprompted and often unbeknownst to us! I'm so proud of his initiative (he's usually quite shy). I wonder if I can count his dog walking as volunteer work or where else this sort of thing can fit in. He also will be working the concession stand for our local upward basketball league.
Any thoughts out there?