Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

Tips on Giving Back for Teens by Teens

Deerfield and Highland Park High School students show strength and resiliency during challenging times. They give back to their community. To make the world a better place, they volunteer, donate and speak up. They avoid marijuana and alcohol to focus on things they care about. Below are more tips from DHS and HPHS students on how to give back. They make a difference. They are drug-free. They got this.

Community Service Tips
Suggested by DHS & HPHS students Olivia Alvarez, Kayla Chang, Julia Flesicher, Jessica Lew and Nicole Mlynski.

Random Acts of Kindness

  • Pick up trash & always recycle
  • Open doors for people
  • Reach out to someone sitting alone
  • Stand up for people being picked on
  • Smile and say hi to people in familiar faces in the halls at school or in public—even if you’ve only met them once
  • Show respect for your teachers, and others will follow
  • Offer classmates help on assignments
  • Donate money and essential items
  • Participate in fundraisers like DHS School Chest & HPHS Charity Drive

Get Involved

  • Join a meaningful club like Delta
  • Volunteer for organizations you support
  • Bring a friend to volunteer with you
  • Participate in surveys that will make a difference
  • Attend board meetings of local organizations, nonprofits, your school or town

Use Your Voice

  • Have meaningful conversations with leaders in your community
  • Stand up for what you believe in
  • Attend a peaceful rally or protest
  • Post impactful things on social media that you believe in