No jobs for your age. You're going to have to have yard sales, car washes, lawn mowing, dog walking. Apparently lemonade stands are illegal in some stupid cities. Bug your neighbors for work. In a couple years you'll be able to use them as a job reference.When I was your age, my parents really could not afford to pay for me to do the community sports leagues even though they held fundraising sales for uniforms. But then my neighbors were also too poor to pay me for help. My parents also couldn't afford time or money to drive me all over the city to do stuff either. Gas is expensive! What about away games? Parents shouldn't lie & make up exuses, they should tell the truth: They'd rather pay the mortgage/rent and food and utilities.