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When You Least Expect It: Jack’s Story

I met Jack eight months ago. He didn’t give me the time of day. He’s the football star, the ladies man, and way too cool for Young Life. I became friends with many of his friends, but the most I could ever expect from Jack was the typical head nod. Not even a “What’s up?.” Just the head…

Navigating Summer Boredom, Part 3: A Better Story

I recently read Donald Miller’s book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. In it he tells a powerful story about his friend Jason who was having some trouble with his 13-year-old daughter. She was dating a loser, into drugs, and Jason didn’t know where to turn. After hearing Jason’s story, Don made the offhand comment that his…

Navigating Summer Boredom, Part 2: Money

High schoolers tend to believe that money equals happiness. How can you possibly have fun if you don’t spend lots of money? Here are a few random and inexpensive ideas for helping high schoolers kill their boredom without breaking the bank. You will probably have to lead these activities the first time around, but take a high schooler…

My Boy Cee Lo Green

Lessons From A Stay At Home Mermaid

Lunchroom Music

Last week I was in the lunchroom on the final day of school. While sitting with some of my high school friends talking about music, the conversation helped introduce me to kids I didn’t really know sitting at the other end of the table. I asked them if they played any instruments. One of the girls, Jenny, got…

The Danger of PREYing

Summer Movies: Part 3 (Opening Dates)

Here are some opening dates for movies your high school friends are going to see this summer. Plan ahead and schedule what movies you want to take them to see on opening night. I’m not personally recommending any of these movies, just letting you know when they come out. Be sure to check ahead on www.kids-in-mind.com to see…

YL Nugget #2: Serve

“Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people; religious, non-religious, meticulous moralists, loose living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized
however, I didn’t take on their way of life, I kept my bearings in Christ
 but I…

Free Fry-Day at Chick-fil-a

This upcoming Friday, March 4th, is nation-wide free Fry day at Chick-fil-a between 2-4pm to promote the new ketchup dippers.   Great and easy contact work idea with kids for after school or before a friday afternoon LAX game.

Reaching High School Friends with Disabilities