Fun Works . . . for Careers You Never Knew Existed
The Fun Works, from Education Development Center, Inc., is a digital library of career exploration resources for youth ages 11-15. The Fun Works provides "real world" experiences and uses young people's current interests and passions, such as music and sports, to help them explore exciting future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and other areas. The site was designed for youth and by youth--over 300 young people participated in the design and launch of this one-of-a-kind collection, from the initial concept through design, usability testing, and launch. The collection also serves as a resource for in-school and afterschool educators, career and guidance counselors, and parents and families.