How to Talk to Teens About Social Issues

After speaking at a leadership conference, I left a hotel in downtown Atlanta to look for a good place to eat.  A large crowd of young demonstrators poured into the streets. They held signs with powerful messages such as “Stand Up to Racism,” “Black...

What You Must Do to Invite & Involve Youth (So They Want to Stay)

The pastor of a small church encouraged his congregation to reach out to young people and make them feel welcome. “Our youth are important. We need you,” he insisted. “You are our future.” Everyone applauded. Unfortunately, no young people were in the audience to hear...

How to Be a Good Role Model

I recently asked a group of adults to describe important qualities they believed young people look for in a role model. They said a strong role model is fun and has a great sense of humor. Someone who understands what it’s like to be a kid. Someone who wants to...

Why We Must Talk to Young People About Their Dreams

I’ve shown others how to define their direction and create attainable goals for more than three decades. How I do it and why I do it completely changed during a conversation with high school students – and a mistake I made when I asked a question. Several years ago, I...

Inspiring Spotlight: Lynda Coleman and Art from the Heart

Inspiration is creatively expressed through the witness of those who celebrate life with authentic enthusiasm and confidence.  Lynda Coleman’s Facebook fan page, Art from the Heart, invites others to experience joy and passion for living. She is an artist from Austin,...

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