man, I don't want to pay for this shit! I do have a shitload of connections, but all of them are in industries like hotels, property management, etc. nothing charitable or volunteer. Also, they're mainly through my stepfather and I do not want to go to him for that shit, plus I don't think he'd help me. He's really into helping his own kids (who are lost causes, but that's another issue) and he never seems too enthusiastic to help me out so I avoid that route entirely. I'm going to try and find something. I am hoping to make this summer very productive; I am going to get my real estate license, volunteer and hopefully get a part-time job. I hate the atrophic feeling I get sitting around all day and then drinking all night during the 4 month summer. I mean, I'll still be doing the drinking, but I'm hoping it will feel much more fulfilling after doing all of these things.