It might be near the holidays, but that doesn’t mean the boat has
sailed on joining clubs and activities that sound awesome. In fact, your sitch
isn’t uncommon—when you first start school, new classes, teachers and homework
make your 8 to 3 gig crazy enough without adding ceramics club and volunteering
to your schedule. Just ‘cause folks aren’t passing around sign-up sheets
anymore doesn’t mean you’re outta luck, though. Here’s how to get in on the
Awkward? Maybe, when it’s an upperclassman or a classmate you don’t
know very well. Get up the guts to chat up the kid you know is club prez and
see if there’s any way you can attend the next meeting. If it’s something like
debate where they’re prepping for a meet, you might not get to be in the
spotlight, but there’s always room for extra help.
Go with a friend
Your bud’s a thespian and you’re a little on the shy side? Tag along to
her next rehearsal, ask her to introduce you to the stage manager or director,
and see if you can’t assist with set painting, props or running the light
Talk to a teacher
With teachers taking charge of most—if not all—of the groups on campus,
all you need to do is inquire if it’s too late to get involved. A good teach
will always invite you to the next meeting. And a bad one? Well, do you really
want to spend time with a bad leader? Ugh.
Stop by a booth
So you’re heading to your seat for the big rivalry game when you see
the ultimate Frisbee club is selling baked goods to fundraise. Buy a brownie
and casually ask if they’re looking for new members, good bakers, a team photog,
Look outside of school
When it comes to teams, it might just be too late to try out for
basketball. But rec sports work on a different calendar. Check out the sched at
your local YMCA to see if there are any leagues looking for players. Who knows?
A friend you meet there might be on the school team, and could introduce you
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/4/2013 6:06:00 PM
POSTED IN rock your new school, pick a sport, extra curricular, what should I do after school, make friends fast