A diamond ring sits on a pink striped dish that says "love"
We aren’t talking about the diamond ring kind of engaged. We’re talking about being engaged in your future.

What exactly does that mean though?

Being engaged means that you are actively working towards your goals. Whether it be a career or college, you want to have a say in what your future looks like. The best way to do this is to talk about your goals and the things that matter most to you. What does success look like?

We have a few tips on how you can take an active role in your pursuits:

1) Connect with others. Find people who share your same interests and talk to them! Is this something they want to do forever? What are they doing to make their dreams reality? As a bonus, you may make a few friends out of this.

2) Work on your skills. The internet is so awesome. There’s a video or an online lesson for almost anything you could want to learn, all for free! Next time you have a bit of downtime, learn how to do something new. These skills could boost your resume or open you up to a new pathway you never considered.

3) Get hands-on. Find ways to try things out! Volunteer in your community, check local ads for part-time work…anything! The best way for you to get involved in your future is to create it! Roll up your sleeves and find a way to participate.

If you’re looking for more ways to get engaged, check out this page where you’ll learn more about opportunities near you.