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Our Story: About Teens4Hire® (T4H) was the first to market (Feb 15th, 2002) online U.S. membership-based service that enables companies to find "ready to work" teens (19-14) and prepares its teen members for the workplace.

Today, 80% of U.S. teenagers want a paying job, a way to earn money, or a meaningful work-based learning experience.  It is this impetus that has driven us to continue providing this social service.

If you are an employer, work with us to reach out to our teen job seekers.

We teach our job seeker members how to conduct career self-assessments, earn a job (soft skills), write a resume, find suitable openings, apply, interview, and ultimately be outstanding workers once hired!  

We showcase suitable openings, educational resources, instruction, job readiness training and strive to instill in our members the importance of a strong work ethic.


Our Loyal Staff and Volunteers

Michelle M., Administrative Staff Member

David C., Outreach Staff Member

Emily A., Executive Director

Vanessa O., Research Staff Member

Stelly K., Volunteer

Our Dedicated Team of Advisors

Bill Wolfe; Dennis Elliott; Harold Lee; Kim Shepard; Mike Temkin; Phyllis Hartman

Our Founder

Founder Renée Ward is a former Vice President of the recruitment advertising and staffing industry.

Ms. Ward is an expert resource to media, schools and community groups.  She has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NBC Today Show, Fox Business News, CNN, CBS Evening News, hundreds of radio programs and quoted or featured in thousands of print publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Kiplinger, the Bottom Line, AARP magazine, US News and World Report, Christian Science Monitor, Seventeen, and Newsweek to name a few.

Ms. Ward is the principal of a privately held company.  She also publishes, a career center for those 50 and older, as a socially responsible public service.

“We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.”

--Robert H. Shaffer

Teens4Hire® is a fiscally sponsored project of Empowerment Works, a 501c3 nonprofit organization EIN: 31-179-6801.
All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Donations should be made payable to:
7171 Warner Ave Suite B466
Huntington Beach, CA 92647