Benefits are not just economics, but the experiences is also a "barrier breaker" - social and otherwise.
My first job was selling out of Tom Watt kits as part of the Boy Scout's annual Christmas drive. I went into the homes of neighbors who I'd otherwise never speak with because they were more than a couple of blocks away or they were adults and I was just a kid. I remember the shared excitement in turning pages to select the Christmas cards, and as they thought out loud their gift list. We were friends ever after. Thank you John for refocusing us on common sense.