Look for opportunities for engagement in your community.

  • Use free time to find activities that help you develop a sense of belonging in your community.
    • Join a sports team or an after-school music or arts program at your school.
    • Check your local school and community groups about club and activity offerings.
    • Join your local Boys and Girls Club (www.bgcc.org)
    • Join the youth group of a religious association in your community.
  • Engage in community service—find ways to volunteer and give back to your community.
    • Become a tutor for younger kids in your community.
    • Organize a community-wide cleanup of a local site, such as a playground.
    • Plant flowers in a public area for the whole community to enjoy.

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