Asset No. 18 of 40 | Youth Programs

 Constructive Use of Time

Youth Programs | Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.

TAKE ACTION:

  • Scouts and other youth groups are great places for young people to build strong, supportive relationships.  Explore youth group opportunities.
  • Suggest that your kids join a local organization for the summer as a counselor or mentor for children.
  • Encourage your teens to be involved in some out-of-school programs or activities.  If they aren’t interested in options at school, help them identify and research opportunities in your community.  Carefully chosen part-time jobs or volunteer situations can also be worthwhile endeavors for teens.
  • If you think it would help your child, look into a formal mentoring program through your school or a community organization.  Many programs can match kids this age with an adult who will be a supporter and friend for years to come.
  • Many young people have an interest in clubs and organizations at school that do fundraising for causes worldwide.  Encourage their leadership and participation.

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