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.
- 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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