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Youth Leadership

Submitted by James Higginbotham on September 7, 2009 – 4:33 amOne Comment

I have a good friend, Nick. Nick is a leader. He plays guitar when he’s at church and leads other musicians when he’s not. The interesting thing is that he’s 16 years old.

Nick is a great example of what each of us leading today must do – we must help the next generation of leaders to get involved and grow.  We can’t wait for them to “grow up” and become adults. Right now is the time when we need to get today’s youth involved.

Yes, for many it may take more time to invest in these youth. It may require you to slow down a bit to balance their class load with their volunteer time. But imagine the blessings of investing in the next generation early!

In fact, Nick told me the other day that he reads this blog to learn and apply leadership principles in his roles at school and church. Nick is a great reminder that just because someone has only recently obtained their driver’s license, it doesn’t mean that the only thing they can do are the things we don’t want to do as adults. It is time we realize that many of today’s youth are ready for leadership today.

It’s time to step back and find out how we can engage and invest in the next generation.

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  • Rindy Walton says:

    Way to go Nick!!
    Too often we expect too little of youth–a great resource so easily overlooked! My teen sons have been so fortunate to also have had adults who have allowed them to step up. The impact these men have made on my guys has been incredible! We need to see the potential and give them a chance!