It was always the popular girls and guys. I think there should be more resources for teenagers who aren't athletic, or the smartest kids. I am great with kids, animals, and the elderly and always have been. If I had the resources I do as an adult, to be able to volunteer somewhere and know I made a difference in someone or somethings life, it would have made the teasing a little less stressful and heartbreaking. I wasn't athletic, that meant I couldn't hang out with the jocks. I wasn't the smartest person in my class so all of the academic activities scared me. I would have loved to have been able to volunteer at a petting zoo, or daycare center, or even help the elderly with craft activities. As a 27 year old now, I still worry what people think of me, and I am still overweight. But I work with with the elderly in home-health care, and take great pride in what I do. But the scars of high school are still there. I missed a lot, I would do anything to help lessen the pain of any teen that is having the same problems. Teens today really literally need a community to help overcome the pressures of life. If you don't have a safe home life, that can be very difficult. Other teens helping out teens would make a huge difference, not just the adults. I think there need to be many more peer groups than there are. I feel the adults running these programs should be required to get continuing education on how to help, what worked 20 years ago, won't necessarily work today.