This video comes courtesy of the Search Institute who’s passionate about “discovering what kids need to succeed.” I appreciated the simple encouragement to be involved in a teenager’s life even if they don’t know that they need an adult. That doesn’t mean you force your presence in their face all the time, but you simply spend time talking, listening, engaging, kicking a ball around, or playing catch.
Through the Search Institute’s research, they have discovered that meaningful adults play a significant role in the life of a growing and developing teenager. So as the video asks:
“Do you want to help a young person grow?”