If there was an activity, club or a sport you enjoyed at your old school, consider getting back into it at your new school-It’s a great way to make new friends. Even if you missed the try-outs or a cut-off date, you might still be able to join, thanks to the Military Interstate Compact!
At your old school, how many of your friends were in the same activities, clubs or sports as you? Probably most of them, right? That’s because friendships usually happen between people who share the same interests. Now that you’ve moved, are you involved in all your favorite activities at your new school? If the answer is “no,” why not? This is no time to be shy! Wait, you say you’re not shy – you just missed the try-outs (or the cut-off date to sign up)? Guess what! Chances are you can still participate because of an agreement called the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Ask your School Liaison Officer for help understanding how these rules might help you joinyour favorite sport or other programs late. Being a joiner is one of the best ways to make new friends. Watch and listen to what these military teens, who’ve moved multiple times, have to say about getting involved.