The transition out of high school isn’t just about going to college or making a living. It’s about being a part of your community and building a life you love.

Getting involved can be hard, especially in a new town. But you can learn more about your community by joining an organization, asking coworkers or friends, or contacting any of the organizations below.

Spending time with friends and family, being active, participating in community events, volunteering to help others, joining organizations, and having fun all contribute to a high quality of life.

Get involved in your community today!

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Volunteering is a great way to meet people in your area and give back to the community. Contact the United Way in your area to learn about organizations looking for volunteers.

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“The process of really being with other people in a safe, supportive situation can actually change who we think we are. And as we grow closer to the essence of which we are, we tend to take more responsibility for our neighbors and our planet.”

– Social worker and author Bill Kauth

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is not only great fun, but also a good way to meet people. If you want to get involved, get started by visiting Special Olympics North Dakota’s website.


Getting Around Your Community

Knowing how to get around is vital to the enjoyment of your area. Below is a list of options and services that may be applicable to you.

Driver's License
Driver's License

Having a driver's license can give you lots of independence. Take the first step by visiting the North Dakota Department of Transportation's driver's license information website.

Buses and Shuttles
Buses and Shuttles

If you're unfamiliar with public transit in your area, the North Dakota Buses and Shuttles website will help.

Lake Tschida in North Dakota

Exploring North Dakota

Learn all about what North Dakota has to offer and how you can make the best of it at the North Dakota Tourism Division’s website.

Wind Canyon in North Dakota