Reader Opinion: Future of millennials
Ask anyone, nothing compares to high school and the years that come with it. In the mess of classes, after-school activities, and friendships, students learn to become who they are. They discover how to make decisions by themselves, what their in...
Ask anyone, nothing compares to high school and the years that come with it. In the mess of classes, after-school activities, and friendships, students learn to become who they are. They discover how to make decisions by themselves, what their interests are, and what kind of person they want to be. Students are given the choice of colleges, majors, or careers and all of this determines the future of certain communities. So how you help with making sure that students are given the right influence when they're facing these choices?
First of all, the easiest way to help a teen is to talk to them. Talk about their future with them, and ask how you can help. Offer some advice about what you went through and be sympathetic. A lot of students are just confused because they were never given the chance to think for themselves. Which leads to the next point:
Give them freedom. Sometimes, the best way to learn is through experience, and they will never get that by only observing. If you work with teens that are eager to help and want to know more about that field, let them gain some experience.
Finally, and most importantly, be kind to high schoolers. They are all going through so much; show support by attending their games and art shows. Student will care about a community that accepts them and makes them feel valued.
The future belongs to this generation, yes, but this generation is influenced by the people that are raising them.