Having teens meet together once a week for co-op is a great opportunity for challenging the students to think seriously about their future. When one discovers a well-written book that the teens will enjoy and it's filled with wise advice, one celebrates! When such a book is found one should purchase said book and uses it in co-op, with intention placed on forming breakout sessions so that the book can be discussed in depth!
My teenage son, Matt, and I had the privilege of reading this book before it was published. Not only does this book contain the advice all teens need to hear, but it's written so well that teenagers will enjoy reading the book Each chapter is filled with wisdom from differing areas of life and the advice should be pondered, discussed, and then wisely applied.
It has been interesting to observe teen after teen attend leadership camp at Summit Ministries who get all excited after hearing the same thing their parents have been telling them for years, as if it were brand new information. Why is that? Because someone other than mom and dad are speaking into their lives Parents, rather than being offended, are quite happy when these truths hit home, regardless of who (or what) finally causes the connection!
The book is about a grandfather who introduces his grandson to various people who share great advice with him The grandson is an athlete heading to college on scholarship. Do not let that specific scenario prevent you from getting this book for daughters or for sons who are not athletes, because the advice applies across the board regardless of a young adult's future plans.
The author of this book, Ryan Sprague, is also a very articulate, entertaining, and knowledgeable speaker. You should contact him to speak in your area. You won't be disappointed.
If you have friends who teach, coach, counsel, and/or mentor young adults, tell them about this book Lastly, if you click the picture of the book you can order it from there! You won't be disappointed.