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What are some uncommon extracurricular activities that can make me stand out?

Hi, I'm a junior in high school and I feel like my extracurriculars aren't unique or interesting enough. Can you guys suggest some uncommon extracurricular activities that could help me stand out to colleges?

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally get that feeling of wanting to stand out in the college application process. My own kid went through the same thing not too long ago. The key is to find activities that you're passionate about and that showcase your unique skills and interests.

One idea to consider is starting your own community service project. My child, for example, started a clothing drive for a local homeless shelter. It showed their initiative and dedication to helping others.

Another option could be connecting with a local organization to create and lead after-school programs for younger kids. If you have a specific talent or hobby, like painting, you could teach art classes to children at a community center.

You could also consider discovering niche clubs or organizations that align with your interests. My kid joined an astronomy club, which wasn't too common at their school, and it became a significant part of their application.

Don't be afraid to think outside the box, but remember that the most important thing is to find activities that genuinely interest you and showcase your personality, talents, and dedication. Good luck!

9 months ago

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