Teen-Friendly Businesses Action Group
In 2011, teens conducted research through a youth-friendly business survey they designed to identify which businesses would hire minors and which ones use youth-friendly business policies and practices. The teens also designed a database that catalogs which businesses hire teens as a public service to local youth. High school students met weekly with an adult mentor and business owner, and created an application for youth-friendly business certification. They piloted it with ten downtown businesses.