Parent tip: Help your teens find sustained community service opportunities that extend for a year or more where the student can be fully engaged in something that is important to them and, in turn, have a meaningful impact. Community engagement can take many different forms, from addressing local needs to serving in a soup kitchen to volunteering on a political campaign or making meaningful contributions at home. Look for opportunities where teens can work side by side with the people they are helping, instead of for them, which can sometimes feel patronizing and may not create as rich an experience.
The Harvard Business School and many of the university's athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium , are located on a 358-acre (145 ha) campus in Allston ,  a Boston neighborhood across the Charles River from the Cambridge campus. The John W. Weeks Bridge , a pedestrian bridge over the Charles River , connects the two campuses. Intending a major expansion, Harvard now owns more land in Allston than it does in Cambridge.  A ten-year plan  calls for million square feet (130,000 square meters) of new construction and 500,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) of renovations, including new and renovated buildings at Harvard Business School ; a hotel and conference center; a multipurpose institutional building; renovations to graduate student housing and to Harvard Stadium ; new athletic facilities; new laboratories and classrooms for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ; expansion of the Harvard Education Portal; and a district energy facility.