Anna really wanted to do something significant for her school before she went to college. But she couldn’t think of anything meaningful that would influence the lives of her schoolmates.
One day, Anna saw a girl sitting by the school pond crying. Anna went up to her and said, “Are you okay? Is there anything I can do to help?” Anna found out that the girl was in her first year and was having trouble coping with her schoolwork. Then, Anna had an idea. She would start a tutoring group where seniors could help juniors who were struggling in their subjects.
Before long, many seniors volunteered to join Anna’s tutoring group. Soon, Anna also started other support groups like “I’m not Alone” which provided counseling for students whose parents had been divorced and “Crime Fighters” where students helped prevent theft. Anna was happy that she made a difference in her peers’ lives. She was showered with flowers of appreciation from her friends at her graduation!
Maybe YOU could start a peer support group too? Here’s a list of peer support groups that you can start: You can start a group that
(1)Helps students quit smoking
(2)Helps students quit drinking and gambling
(3)Counsels students with health problems
(4)Helps new students adjust to school life
(5)Provides graduating students with information on further studies
(6)Helps students who have abusive parents
(7)Helps students who are emotionally unstable
(8)Helps students who come from low-income families
significant adj. 意义重大的
tutor v. 辅导
appreciation n. 感激，欣赏
abusive adj. 辱骂的
互助的意义 Peer Support