Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 2: Skills for a Healthy Life

Student Web Activities - Lesson 2 - Making a Difference

Making a Difference


You can take advantage of a variety of ways to make a difference in the lives of those around you. For example, volunteering to help clean up parks, tutoring younger students, or reading to an older person are all good ways to have a positive influence. On the Web site below, you will learn about five steps to making a difference and what each involves. You will also find a large number of resources that will help you choose the way to make a difference that is perfect for you.

Link to explore : Free Child Web site:



  • Start at the Free Child Web site homepage.
  • On the "Actions" page, click on and read the "Youth Led Activism," "Hip Hop," "Intergenerational Partnerships,"and "School Activism" links.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, interview other teens about issues at your school and what they think can be done about them. Post the results (with the permission of school officials) so other students can view and think about them.

What does the Center for Teen Empowerment do?
What is the Midnight Forum and what does it use hip hop to do?
Why do older adults and teens make good allies?
What are some examples of ways students can get involved in the decision-making process at their schools?
Which group was able to add five ethnic studies classes to their school curriculum?
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