[Note: “[*]” indicates this would be material for a small group preparing high schools for college.]
Center for Parent-Youth Understanding – Many great resources for understanding youth culture and issues. Of particular help may be the College Transition Initiative.
‘Pre-partying’ can kick off a big night of boozing –
Study finds collegians often imbibe before events.
Off to College – Can We Keep Them? – This article by J. Budziszewski is an adaption of his chapter in the book Is Your Church Ready. [*]
LifeWay Research Uncovers Reasons 18 to 22 Year Olds Drop Out of Church – “More than two-thirds of young adults who attend a Protestant church for at least a year in high school will stop attending church regularly for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22….In most cases, the decision to leave was not planned far in advance.”
Navigating the college transition – Four fundamental questions every student must ask. [*]
Dove Onslaught Commercial
Keeping faith from fraying: How parents can help children resist campus culture
Anchors Away Ministry
How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski – This book focuses on a variety of issues from academics to social life on campus. [*]
Staying Christian in College [pdf] – Article by Pat Zukeran surveying particularly the intellectual / worldview challenges of the campus. Helpful resources included. [*]
Live Above – LiveAbove.com is a service of the Youth Transition Network (YTN). YTN is a coalition of many of our nation’s denominations, youth, college and military ministries working together to help our graduates connect with college and career ministries. We have developed resources for students, parents and churches that have proven to give our graduates real life reasons to connect to ministries before graduation and LiveAbove.com, a place where those connections are made easy.
Making a Good Handoff
What Type of Students Are We Developing? The State of Our Seniors
Understanding Your Teenager’s Doubt
How Not to Lose Your Faith in College
12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child