Tips for Parents
Enhance Community Connections through Meetup Groups
With the mission of "revitalizing community in America," the five-year old company gained widespread attention during Howard Dean's 2004 campaign. Now, close to two million people have joined Meetup Groups focusing on over 4,000 different interests. From Poker Meetups to Knitting Meetups, you can explore a hobby. Ghost Tracking Meetups, Investors Meetups and Writers Meetups allow you to discover something new. There are also Pug Lover Meetups, Scrapbooking Meetups, Italian Language Meetups, Book Club Meetups ... the list is extensive! Finding something that strikes your fancy is almost guaranteed.
Meetup Groups can be a great way to expand your community connections. Simply sign up at Meetup.com and then group organizers gather people together in coffeehouses, restaurants and living rooms to share experiences. Enter your zip code to find out what groups are already established in your area. Or start your own! Meetup Group meet regularly in 55 countries around the world so, chances are that something interesting is happening in your neck of the woods.
Or, if your student is looking for a way to pursue an old passion or a new interest, there just might be a Meetup Group for him, too.
Here's to an enhanced, enlightened sense of community!
For more information about Meetup Groups, head to www.meetup. com.
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