I recently discovered a website that explores careers other than the traditional ones we generally highlight. This website allows students ages 11-15 to explore various careers in the arts, music, sports, science, technology, medicine, and engineering suited to their personal interests. It includes quizzes to focus on aptitudes, games and puzzles to provide a glimpse of the jobs, and information about necessary education, typical salaries, and the nature of the work.

Resources are being developed for teachers, counselors, after school program instructors, parents, and family and community members with an interest in guiding career aspirations. In the coming weeks lesson plans, activity ideas and other resources on how to incorporate the FunWorks into the classroom, after school and at home will be posted.

It is worth checking out The Fun Works. http://www.thefunworks.org/