"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same."--Marianne Williamson
1) VOLUNTEER TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICER: What clubs are in your young adult's high school? Are there any that he or she might find interesting? Contact the club sponsor (or even better, have your young person do the contacting!) to discuss club membership. A Club Officer is someone who helps with the work of the club. Sometimes they are elected, but often, there are few takers for officer slots, and the club sponsor, who also probably has a full schedule of classes to teach and administrative responsibilities to complete, would appreciate the help.
2) PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUBS: Special Olympics, Very Special Arts, and Social Clubs run by many area Parks and Recreation organizations are excellent opportunities to develop social skills, in addition to the physical development benefits. Encourage your young adult to coach a younger person, or even to help coach a team of younger athletes, or plan and carry out a social event for a group of younger members.
3) START A CLUB OF YOUR OWN: Consider starting a chapter of Club College-Bound in your area. The structure of the club provides several leadership opportunities. This link will take you to a page where you can request information about how to start CLUB COLLEGE-BOUND in your area. /parents-page.html