As school is coming to an end, it's time to get your teens active with a summer job. It's great experience for them and will earn their own spending cash so they're not always bumming money off you. Here are some great summer jobs for teens in Yakima.

Meadowbrook Family Fun Center
My family and I are huge fans of this place. With an active arcade and snack bar along with go-karts, mini-golf and bumper boats in the summer, there are plenty of things to do here. They all can't go unattended, though. Someone needs to help manage all of the fun activities here so if you're looking for a summer job, consider applying at Meadowbrook.

Golf Caddy
Being a golf caddy is one of the original summer jobs for teens. It gets you outside, you hang out, walk around and get paid for it. Although it may bore you if you're not a fan of golf, it sure it better than doing some other things. Look into the local golf courses and see if they have room for caddies.

Lifeguard
If you know how to swim it might be of interest to get certified so you can be a lifeguard. One of the fringe benefits has to include unlimited swimming when you're off the clock.

Retail
Before I got into radio I worked several retail jobs. Although you know there's more to your life and talent then standing behind a cash register, I'll be honest, I loved it! I loved the customers we'd get, I love the social interaction, I learned a lot about how marketing and promotions work (like, have you ever wondered why milk is always in the back of the store? It's because you need it so you need to walk past all of the other products to get to it, hoping you'll pick up other items along the way) and I found it to be a lot of fun! Who knows, maybe working in retail for the summer may lead to a full-time gig after high school.

Restaurant
When in doubt, there's always working around food. It might require a food handler's permit which is an easy test that shows you know what makes food safe and unsafe. Whether you're working in the back making food or waiting on tables (which is great for tips!) it's something to consider. I worked as a busboy one summer at a pizza place and loved it. I never had to make food or wait on tables, I just cleaned up after they left and got paid for it. I couldn't complain!

Babysitter/Nanny
With school out, that means the kids have to do something during the day. With many families having two working parents it's hard to know what to do with the kids. If you opt yourself to be someone who can take care of someone else's kids during the day while the parents are working you can take care of them. The best thing is, they're not your kids and you get to leave them at the end of the day.