Thursday, February 19, 2009
No Waiting for Wonderful
Why does Christendom (if we can still speak of that concept) lose so many of our young people in their young adult stage? Jeff Meyers, author of Hand-off, says that one major reason is that young adults feel useless and marginalized. Yet another casualty of our addiction to the notion of adolescence as a time of self-indulgence and irresponsibility.
An increasing number of young people are refusing both the adolescent designation and the low expectations that go with it. They look on youth as a time to use their first strength to advance the cause of Christ and to lay a foundation for their future families. These young people are not waiting to become wonderful - and their stories are the real antidote to hard times and bleak forecasts!
Countdown to College, Mother-Lode's sister blog, is hosting a new award for teens: the Carpe Diem Cadre. The award recognizes the adult accomplishments of extraordinary teens with a feature article on Countdown to College, an invitation to speak at Countdown to College workshops, and an awards package of life-launch resources.
Click on over to read all about it. And while you're at it, nominate an extraordinary teen in your sphere!