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Dallas-based app, Skratch, offers first work to teens and is expanding throughout Texas

DALLAS, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask anyone over 30 and they can instantly describe their first job as a teen.  A paper route. Bagging groceries. Mowing lawns. The same is not true of teens today.  Most teens can't find viable access to opportunities for that invaluable first work experience - and it is not because they're lazy; to the contrary they are overachieving, yet overscheduled with extracurriculars, volunteer commitments and college-resume-building activities.  Most teens are missing out on an important milestone of growing up: the critical development of life skills uniquely cultivated through work experience.

Skratch - Teen Work Simplified (PRNewsfoto/Skratch)

Skratch, a mobile app that launched in late 2016 in Dallas, TX combats the 40-year decline of teens working.  Committed to reversing this trend (down 22% since 2000), this future of work platform connects teens with short term work in their communities accessible to neighbors, small businesses and organizations.  Research shows that part-time work as a high school student translates to future career benefits, including higher acceptance rates to college and university, steady employment and higher wages.

Skratch app provides:

  • communities' access to a teen workforce
  • two-way rating system and critical safety screenings
  • streamlined payments, trackable work history and first resume creation
  • tethered parent engagement to minor accounts ensuring safe transactions for all users
  • communication, accountability, and financial literacy skills development

People in Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston interested in Skratch can download the app for free in the App Store and on Google Play. Hire a Skratch teen at no cost with promo code: TEXAS. Gigs other Skratch users have booked:

  • Academic or sports mentor to young children
  • Household projects assistant
  • Event set up and tear down
  • Organize, prepare or inventory shipping support for small business

Exclusive Skratch partnerships are also available for organizations to connect members to their teens (church, school or recreational center). The Skratch platform is adaptable and allows for organizations to customize gigs to fit the needs of their community.

For immediate inquiries, contact Jessica Shannon at jessica@skratch.co or 214-430-4888.



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