Don't give up easily. Teens today expect instant gratification. They'll look for an hour and call it quits if nothing pans out. Remind them -- and yourself -- that job searching doesn't produce overnight success. Some places will be filled and others will promise to get back to you. Only through daily effort will an offer come to pass.
Explore a variety of resources to get ideas. Local resources in your community are the best bet for securing summer youth employment. Explore these national non-profits, government agencies and job resources to get a feel for what's out there and available. Only you can decide the best resource for your family: