22 Aug '11, 1pm

"Kids should never be exploited. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be put to work" @samigrover @perennialplate

"Kids should never be exploited. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be put to work" @samigrover @perennialplate

Positive Child Labor: Learning Business & Life Skills on a Farm (Video) Image credit: The Perennial Plate From demanding an end to child labor in cocoa farming , to iPhone apps that help you spot brands that use abusive child labor practices , we've seen plenty of initiatives that seek to end the exploitative use of under-age workers to cut costs and circumnavigate regulations. But it's easy to forget that a little hard work can be a very positive experience for young people—especially at a time when teens and young adults are struggling to find viable job experience. So here's a neat video about one group of Oregon youth who learn valuable agricultural and business skills, and get paid to do so! View the entire comment thread.

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