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To explore a career as a teacher, look for leadership opportunities that involve working with children. You might find summer work as a counselor in a summer camp, as a leader of a scout troop, or as an assistant in a public park or community center. Look for opportunities to tutor younger students or coach children's athletic teams. Local community theaters may need directors and assistants for summer children's productions. Day care centers often hire high school students for late afternoon and weekend work. Finally, check out Teach.org, which provides information on how to become a teacher, information on scholarships and other financial aid, an overview of the certification process, and videos of teachers discussing their careers. Aspiring teachers can also participate in its “Talk to a Teacher” service, in which they can sign up for a free video call or traditional phone call session with current educators. 

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