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This morning I had a pleasant surprise when my FaceBook newsfeed included this NoteÂ from a former student. Community Pledge I remember being 15 years old when I first recited this pledge to the instructors at Xcel. Today, this community pledge still remains part of the foundation of who I am and the values I strive [...]
Those familiar with 20/20 Vision for Schools’ Transformation Matrix know that empowering student leaders as change agents within schools is a pillar of our paradigm for transforming public education within a single generation of students. In summary, it goes something like this: Stop viewing students as consumers of education, buying a product from teachers Instead [...]
These guys are amazing, still among my favorite people in the world. They were kids in my youth group; now they are leading and loving others well. I’m so proud of them. Be amused… they are also hysterical.
Please pray for Frances and his family tonight as they grieve the loss of his brother Chris, who was fatally stabbed yesterday in Manhattan. Frances was an active member of Generation Xcel and occasional member of Abounding Grace for many years. NY1 News video here.
All of us in youth ministry aspire to empowering students to actually lead. Rhetorically, it’s why we do what we do. Jesus called it making disciples and put it in his Great Commission speech right before he left his own disciples to run things. History records the advantages as every major social movement has been [...]
If you think that a student led, student leadership conference sounds too good to be true, be amazed on September 12. The planning retreat with the conference’s student organizers last week was unquestionably the professional highlight of my summer. These teens are legit. (Too legit … too legit to quit.) More Info and Register.
Late last month, Abounding Grace Ministries launched its 2009 outreach schedule with the theme, “Let Love Live,” and they are spreading the love in activities and events throughout the summer. Here’s the schedule, along with fliers for the various programs. Email Raquel if you are looking for volunteer opportunities that will rock your world, and [...]
Rosario Dawson with Teens from Generation Xcel & YW8 Some of my favorite teens in the world found a hidden treasure during their Scavenger Hunt last week. Dig it! Yes, Rosario Dawson grew up down the street from Generation Xcel and was friends with one of Xcel’s co-founders, and yes, her mother visited Abounding Grace [...]
Got God? A throwback from the film class at Generation Xcel. Directed by Eden Martinez; Produced by CoCo, now known as Pastor Lou. Enjoy.
Since I’m way overdue for a Friday Foto Finish, here’s a double feature. Happy 6th Month Birthday, Cyrus This kid is always smiling and absolutely loves his daddy. 28 more pics from Cyrus’ 5th Month here. Xcel After-School, Spring 2009 A recent Generation Xcel volunteer posted pictures of Xcel After School on Flickr. Enjoy them [...]« Previous Entries