The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives several definitions for the word community:

A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.

b. The district or locality in which such a group lives.

c. A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community.

Community is a significant factor within the life of an adolescent. A teenager’s family, peers at school and the company they keep around in chosen friends and acquaintances, an adolescent is constantly surrounded by a community. That community is a constant and continuous influence on any teen, so it is crucial for teens to surround themselves with a positive, and nurturing community.


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