My son is nearing the end of Grade 9. His junior high school years are coming to a close and soon he and his friends will disperse into a variety of high schools in our city.
I’m a big fan of this generation. It seems a societal convention is to complain about teenagers, but I find I am constantly learning from them.
If you have young people in your life, too, perhaps you can relate to seeing their strengths: their awareness of global issues, their appreciation of diversity, and their ability to make a positive difference.
I’ve had the good fortune to volunteer with my son’s class this year and have attended a number of school events. It doesn’t take much observation to glean wisdom from these students…