How can I make new friends here?

Dear Annie,

I am a 9th grader at de Toledo, and I came from a public middle school. I came into de Toledo knowing nobody, and I’m struggling to find my people. Do you have any advice on how I can grow friendships here?


Dear Lonely, 

Making friends isn’t always easy, especially given your situation. I know how hard it can be to get out of your comfort zone and talk to new people. I suggest joining extracurricular activities, such as a club or a sport. This way you can meet people who share similar interests.  Try talking to people in your class, and remember you don’t just need to be friends with people in your grade. Reach out to people; they might feel the same way as you!