Writer Kare Anderson knows we want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. In this week’s TED Talk of the Week, “Be an Opportunity Maker” (http://www.ted.com/talks/kare_anderson_be_an_opportunity_maker?), she explains that our trials can be used to help others. Her challenge of chronic shyness becomes a tool to help others find and use their talents and passions.
Our teens want to be engaged in meaningful activities and learning. Of course, for many teens that means social interaction. But what else can be relevant and important? Do we have a sense of their present interests? And what are we doing to make opportunities for them to use their talents and interests?
How about looking for a youth orchestra or ensemble for a quiet musician? Or a rescue animal operation for an animal-loving teen? Or an innovative middle/high school, like L & E Academy, where students can select projects and studies of personal interest?
If you would like to find out more, join us Saturday at 10:00 am for our Fall Open House.
Let’s help our teens engage in meaningful and powerful uses of their talents!