- Money. People work to make money. They need money for food, for rent, and to have fun with their friends and family.
- Independence. Money isn’t the only reason to work. Working can also give you more independence and more control over your own life. When you work, you are learning new things, getting more skills, and making friends with people you meet through your job.
- Community. People work to be part of and contribute to their communities. This means that jobs exist not only for your benefit, but jobs also let you help others. For example, let’s say I have a job in an office delivering the mail. I’m helping the whole office save time and get stuff done.
Do you know why you want to work? Visit our Explore Work lessons to read and do exercises about community employment.