When a highschool student in the state of Virginia submitted her volunteer hours for the national honors society program, she was told that all 46 hours were declined, simply because her work was affiliated with her faith.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For one school in the Chicagoland area, they decided to take a different approach to an elementary school field trip. Why show the children a fun time at the local fire station when they could tour the inside of a jailhouse instead?
Youth Lessons: Though much attention is given to the actual numbers of divorces, new research coming from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago is focused specifically on how divorce affects children ages five and under.
Many teenagers will push the boundaries when they feel their personal identity has been attacked. When a school’s rules seem too constrictive, it can even put parents on the defensive.
Youth Group Resources: The next time you go to the movie theatre or pop in a DVD at home, take a few minutes to consider how much alcohol consumption the movie portrays, and take note of specific brands of alcohol the actors are consuming in the movie.
Youth Ministry: Tattoos are becoming more common place, while some people don’t care for them, we can all agree that an adult can consent to the permanence of a tattoo if they wish. But what about a 10 year old?
Many times, teachers can forget that not everyone on their friend list is a trusted individual and, more than once, have gotten in trouble for posting something on their Facebook wall that they have later regretted.
As obesity rates keep rising, it seems like everyone has an opinion on what the average American should be eating, how much they should be eating and when they should be eating it.