Have you ever wondered what teenagers are REALLY thinking and doing? Well you don’t have to be curious any longer. You can now get a glimpse inside the world of teens from someone who, for more than 10 years, has been having REAL heart to heart discussions with teenagers in middle and high school health classes about life, dreams, goals, love, relationships, drugs, alcohol and let’s not forget SEX.
What’s My Story?
People often ask me how I went from enjoying a successful career in corporate America to talking to young people every day about “Dreams, Decisions and Destinies.”
While working in corporate America, I always found myself participating in a mentoring program with young ladies each time I moved to another city. Regardless of the city, there was a common thread of regret that I kept hearing from these young ladies and in most cases the regrets had to do with their sexual decisions.
I wondered how differently their lives would have been if someone had just believed in them, challenged them to live a life of greatness, given them the information and tools that would have equipped them to make better decisions. I finally asked myself, “Why couldn’t that someone be me?”
In October 2001, choosing significance over success, I decided to leave corporate America and follow my passion. What a journey it has been over the past 10+ years!
Spending my days speaking to students is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I am amazed by the response that I get from them. I read the letters I receive from the students (there have been thousands and some as long as five pages) and weep.
Sometimes I weep because I am grateful that I was able to impact their lives in such a profound way, and other times I weep because their stories are so heart wrenching. I am humbled that they would trust me enough to pour their hearts out to me on paper and many times in person.
This blog is my attempt to sound the alarm and let adults know how much this generation NEEDS us!
My goal is to publish two blog posts a week, one of which will be an actual letter received from a middle or high school student. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or email.
As you read the blog posts, prepare to be shocked, amazed, burdened, heart broken yet encouraged. Whatever emotion you experience, I hope it compels you to join me in the fight to save this generation of teens that is so desperately seeking TRUTH.
I will consider this blog a success if it opens up a dialogue among adults who share a passion for saving this generation and generations to come. So, PLEASE leave me your comments and share the blog with everyone you know—your family, friends, youth pastor and even your teens. Together we can cast stones and create positive ripples inside the world of teens!
I look forward to sharing this experience with you!
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