Winter break is a great time for high school students to give back to the community; they finally have a little bit of time since classes have halted for the break, and most of the time, they're bored out of their minds after the last gift has been unwrapped. (I'm not judging. It's just true.)
You know they need volunteer hours for college admissions applications (you do know this, right?), so why not help them spread some holiday cheer and boost their resume in the couple of weeks they have off? Why not indeed.
Here are some ideas: 5 Ways for Students To Give Back This Season!
If none of those pique your kid's interest, then have them volunteer for Toys for Tots, answer letters from kids who write to Santa through the Be An Elf program, or stuff a shoebox full of necessities through Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse. Helping a little kid can not only boost your high schoolers' resume, it can boost their own sense of worth, too.