Summer is a great opportunity for students to figure out what they are good at, what they love, and what they want to do in the future.
1. Make a summer plan. Ask yourself questions like: “Do I want to work this summer?”, “Do I want to learn something new?”, “Do I need a mentor?”, “Am I going to be doing the same thing all summer, or different things?”. Remember, there are no correct or incorrect answers. It’s completely up to you!
2. Find a mentor, someone you think you would enjoy being like in some way. It could be a teacher, boss, tutor, coach etc. Students who connect with empowering adults outside of their families usually are less reckless and more focused on what really matters. A good mentor would encourage any skills and hobbies a student may have, and help to develop new ones.
3. Volunteer. I believe volunteering can make you a strong job candidate after graduation.
4. Organize something fun with people you have something in common with. For example, a bike ride will be fun, interesting, and could even be an educational experience.
5. Take a quick flight somewhere new and exciting. Flights, especially last-minute deals, can be so cheap! I promise you it will be the best thing you ever do in terms of finding out about yourself and what you want in life.
Enjoy your summer!