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Your future

Teen girl smiling No matter your age, it can’t hurt to start thinking about your future. What are your interests? What things are important to you? (Things that are important to you are called your values.)

Whether you are interested in art, computers, medicine, or countless other possibilities, planning for your future is an ongoing process. It includes:

  • Learning
  • Setting goals
  • Taking risks
  • Making choices

It is important to start the planning process now. Find out what classes you might need to take to reach your goals. For example, do you want to be a veterinarian? Then you will need to take math and science classes. And think about how you are doing in school — it is never too early to try your best with your future in mind.

This section provides resources to help you make plans for a terrific future.

Watch a video about girls who wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair.

Content last updated April 25, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.