Well, summer is supposed to be here but it just doesn’t want to stop raining in Boston. Aside from that, summer is considered the “fun” season; time for you to hang out with friends, go to the mall, go on vacation, etc. But I also understand that summer time can be a little stressful as well because of all of the activities you are involved with on a daily basis. For example, I am a peer leader for the CYWH, but I’m also a member of the Crimson Summer Academy program at Harvard University. There, I take classes for which I have A LOT of homework. For example, in the expository writing class I am taking, I have an essay or at least a draft due every week for the next seven weeks. I have to take time out of my summer to go to class, and do homework (which by the way are all very time consuming). But at the same time, I make the effort to hang out with my friends and have fun.
Whether you are in a program like CSA, Upward Bound, or maybe even summer school it’s important to be able to learn how to manage your time so that you can have a productive yet fun summer. Plus, learning the skill of multi-tasking can only help you. Have a great summer, and stay safe!