What are some tips you could give to a junior for how to spend their summer before senior year of highschool?
I get pretty lazy and unproductive during the summer so I was curious if anyone had any advice to keep my productive during the summer.
I'm not sure what your plans are after you graduate high school, but here are a few ideas for keeping you busy the summer before your senior year of high school.
-Volunteering-Check out some of the local non-profits in San Francisco and see if they have a volunteer schedule. Another great place to start might be on https://www.dosomething.org/us. You can select what causes might interest you and participate in the activities connected to a specific cause.
-Summer Job-Depending on your interests you might be able to find a summer job (even if it just part-time). Check out the local restaurants near your high school (especially the "mom and pop" types). I was a summer camp counselor before my senior year of high school and it was a great way for me to make some extra cash before senior year activities like Prom and Homecoming and also save for college. Also, consider looking into local pools or YMCA's that might need lifeguards for the summer.
-Apply for scholarships-If you're interested in attending college, this is a GREAT time to start trying to apply to scholarships. Sometimes things can get hectic during senior year and you'll have less time to actually sit down and write. Here's a website you can check out to get started https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships?navId=www-cbos. Hope this helps some!
Consider taking a summer course at a local college or university. This can help you get a head start on college credits and explore new subjects. Spend time reading books, watching documentaries, or taking online courses to learn about topics that interest you. Spend time outdoors, go on hikes, or participate in outdoor activities. This can help you stay active and reduce stress. Use the summer to work on your college applications, essays, and resumes. This can help you stay ahead of the game and reduce stress during the school year.
Here are some of things that you can do to not only prep for your senior year but also will help you for college if that is in your future plan. Hope it helps!
1. Internship/ Work Experience - It does not have to be a tech or management job. Any experience where you get a working knowledge of a field/ industry would be great. Preferably an industry in which you envision your future.
2. Volunteer - This is more for your soul than anything else :) Volunteering grounds us and helps us connect with people from various walks of life
3. Hobbies - Develop a hobby you do just for fun. It can even be something as simple as a blog, making candles (I do this as my hobby!), art, etc.
4. Learn! - Identify an area of interest (Ex: AI, ChatGPT, etc.) and explore more on this subject.
Best of luck!