Making New Friends at School
Moving away from friends or dealing with friends moving away
from you can be tough. But as you get older, you'll constantly meet new people.
School is a great place to make new friends.
Making new friends is easy — especially friends who share
your interests. In school, there are countless clubs and organizations: environmental,
art, public service, to name a very few. There are also sports teams, bands and
Select a group that interests you and works with your schedule.
Sign up! You'll have an opportunity to meet a lot of new people. Oh, and don’t forget
to introduce yourself to the people in your classes.
If you can muster up the courage to try something new at
school, always remember: Everyone has been in your position before. Trying something
new can be a fun way to discover your talents. You might become a star at the long
jump in track or perhaps a great treasurer for the student council. See what’s available
and do your research to determine if it’s something you want to try. Have fun and
you could meet some new friends!
If you’re really interested in the group, most likely you’ll
fit in naturally. You have at least one thing in common, and you can start your
introductions by asking how they decided to be part of the group. You may find you
have even more in common. Just remember to be real. If you have to fake something
to make a friend, it’s probably not going to be a good relationship. If you’re being
genuine, you will be able to tell if this will develop into a solid friendship.
The great thing about school is that you're surrounded by
a lot of people your own age and you may have more than one class with them throughout
the day. Take the initiative and start a conversation with the girl sitting next
to you. Introduce yourself and ask her about the homework assignment or the upcoming
pep rally. Simply get the conversation started. You can do it!
The best kind of friendships start when you’re open, confident
and genuine. Be yourself and start up a conversation with someone new. Sometimes
that's all it takes. Good luck!
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