- Talk to the adults you admire. Ask them about their teenage years and how they got where they are today.
- Seek out challenges in life and pursue them. If you need some help, find a mentor.
- Read books that interest you and then share the stories with your parents.
- Be a good listener and look at people while they're talking to you. Genuinely pay attention to what they are saying.
- Talk to younger kids about good things that are going to happen in the future. Help them to feel optimistic and hopeful.
- Organize a community service event with a club you are involved with or a group of friends. Seek out adults to help make it happen, and don't give up!
- Ask your congregational leader to do sermons or homilies about finding meaning and purpose to life.
- Be a friend to a younger person who is making a transition to a new school. Let them know about all of the things they can look forward to.
- Tell your teachers what you would like to accomplish in their classes. Ask for their support. This encourages them to pay closer attention to your progress.
- Get involved in a group that is working to make the community a better place.
- Get to know someone in your school that is a little bit "different," and find out what it is about them that makes them interesting.
What Adults Can Do
What Young People Can Do
What Parents and Families Can Do
What Seniors Can Do