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High School Club for Teens with ADHD


Ok, so I’m a new member to this website. I am a 15 year-old teen with ADHD and I have way too much time on my hands. I seldom have very much homework, I excel in almost all my classes(with the exception of Personal Finance and Modern History) and I’m often bored after school. So…I was wondering if it might be a good idea to start a club in my High School for Teens with ADHD? Also, if I did start this club, what types of activities would be the best to do with the teens. When responding, please keep in mind that these activities would be for teens aging from 14 years old to 18 years old (grades 9 through 12). Thank you everybody for your submissions that you make and your time that you take to answer.

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Fantastic that you want to help other ADHD kids in your spare time!

My son is 14 and still feels “stupid” having ADHD. He just wants to fit in with all the other kids. You see - there is still a stigma attached to ADHD (although it is not as bad as it used to be).  He probably wouldn’t want to go to a club for ADHD kids because he would feel singled out and “labelled”. 

BUT - every kid is different so you may have success in your school.  Why not try it? I think activities that involve some type of movement/exercise would be good.  Dodge ball.  That type of thing.  Maybe some kind of support “ADHD topic of the week”.  Go for it!

Good luck!

Posted by staypositive on Feb 18, 2014 at 9:23pm

My son enjoys his gamers night at school…. Only chess, risk and role playing game like Dungeons and Dragons are a huge hit with his group.

Posted by JulieBmotherof3 on Feb 19, 2014 at 1:40am

Well, I would have them play those games although, I’m not sure if teenagers in High School would enjoy those games. I don’t actually know for a fact that they wouldn’t, but I would think that the majority of the teens wouldn’t want to play those types of things. Thank you for your suggestions thought, both of you. If anyone else still has suggestions, I need them, because I probably won’t be starting the club for a while. I still need to talk to my Guidance Counselor about the whole club and everything and how I am going to start it and when, but I scheduled an appointment and there’s scheduling for next years courses going on so I’m not sure when I will actually be able to talk to her. so it’s probably going to be a bit. But yes, if anyone else has any more suggestions, I will gladly take them.

Posted by luke0611 on Feb 19, 2014 at 3:20pm

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