Find Your Niche

Having worked with a variety of teens in a variety of settings my most common advice is find a niche. Teens need an interest that will provide them with a niche to find colleagues, mentors and friends.  It is sad when a junior high student enters school and has no particular interest to help her join a club or group.   So,my advice is find something you enjoy, It is ok to be a jock, a band geek, a chess player, a singer, a techie, or whatever.  What is not ok is to feel alone and on the outside. That hurts. There are lots of groups to join whether they are in school or in church or the community. Find one and try it out.

Susan H.