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Jun 21, 2022 MOST Staff



Create Your Own Project

Turn your hobbies and talents into a project. Create your own website and learn some programming, coding, and design skills. and are great options for beginners.

If you are musically inclined, join or start a band. Memphis has so many performance opportunities.

Practice your creative writing and submit your work to journals that publish to high school students.

NY Times Publishes Teen Writers

Take A Free Online Class

There are free college courses that are taped or streamed from universities. With tons of subjects from finance to technology to American poetry, you have the opportunity to experience lectures from professors all over the country.

edX | Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, & more | edX

Coursera | Degrees, Certificates, & Free Online Courses

Get A Summer Job

Demonstrate teamwork skills, taking initiative and responsibility with a Summer job.

Here is a great site for finding local jobs, but make sure you are honest with yourself and the employer, especially about the time you are available.

Be An Entrepreneur

Start a business independently or with friends that offers a service in your community, such as car washing, dog walking, babysitting, tutoring another language, or supporting the elderly in learning technology and zoom.

Volunteer in the Community

Colleges are looking for continuity as well as thoughtful and caring students! Start now by volunteering a few hours a week.

If you are into theatre, there are so many local opportunities to help out back stage or even usher and have the benefit of seeing the show!

If you enjoy animals, volunteer at the Germantown Animal Shelter by walking and bathing dogs, playing with cats, and helping to socialize the animals. Email or call 901.757.7358 for more information

Support the sweet kitties at

Volunteer Memphis has many wonderful opportunities as well.

Apply For Internships

Gaining experience through structured work at a company or non-profit organization for a set amount of time is a wonderful way to build your resume and learn valuable skills. 

Start Your SAT Or ACT Test Prep

Keep your learned academics and brain active by making time to read about the ACT versus SAT and create a study schedule so that you have a plan and goals to use your study time wisely over the Summer and during the school year.

SAT vs ACT: Which Test is Right for You? | The Princeton Review

Check out or purchase a prep book at the library or local book store

Find a tutor or online prep course

Memphis Communiversity FREE TUTORING

ACT Test Prep Classes | Improve ACT Score | The Princeton Review

About the PSAT Test | The Princeton Review

ACT Tutoring | ACT Private Tutors | The Princeton Review


Published by MOST Staff June 21, 2022