Why Mentoring Teens Matters

September 2nd 2016 No comments yet  

pink converseI think I will always have a soft spot in my heart for teenagers. Maybe it’s because I know what a formative time ages thirteen through nineteen were for me, and how clearly I remember the adults who guided me during that stage of life. And, oh, how I needed guidance in my insecure days of purple hair and metal music. As I get older, I am consistently amazed by how much adults can give and receive when we volunteer to mentor adolescents, whether at church or through community programs.

Adolescence is …

What Could Have Been

August 18th 2015 No comments yet  

teen sneakers for blogAs I see students return to school once more, I am left reflecting on what it was like to be their ages. Especially when I look at teens transitioning into middle school and high school, my immediate reaction is, “Oh, you poor things.” This is because I am painfully aware of how lonely, lost, and nervous I felt during adolescence. Perhaps you can relate.

I remember that my sophomore year of high school, for example, was one of the roughest times in my history. I had given up dance …

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