I participate in projects
It pays off to work with others on projects. A project can be almost anything that young people organise independently, from a social event in the garden of your youth center to events or programmes aimed at cultural exchange with young people in another country. Projects teach you to carry things through to completion, while having fun with your friends.
If you have a project you would like to carry out with your friends, it may be possible to get funding from, e.g. the Centre for International Mobility – CIMO. It is also worth asking the youth instructors at your youth center what sort of funding opportunities there are in your own municipality.