While most teens working across the country this summer were making minimum wage flipping burgers, Silicon Valley teen-ager Roddy Knight was writing computer code for $20 an hour—plus stock options.

"This is fascinating work," said Knight. "I'm learning so much, and they give me a lot of responsibility."

Knight is one of a growing cadre of students who can boast of honing their marketable skills—and earning lucrative wages—when they write their "How I spent my summer vacation" essays this fall. With the demand for information technology (IT) workers at an all-time high, tech-savvy teens have a unique opportunity to step into positions...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter