It’s “What we’re reading Wednesday!” This week I wanted to share an article that reinforces some of the things we and our YouthCompass staff are intentional about in keeping up with student culture. In 20 years of working with students, there are a few things that have not changed, but youthRead More →

Westering coached football players have greatly impacted my leadership and philosophy, and I count myself grateful for being fortunate enough to “be around.”

I am so thankful for tools that make writing easier. When you’re communicating as much as I do, whether in person or via technology, what and how you communicate matters. If you’ve watched a youtube video in the last few months you’ve probably seen an advertisement for Grammarly. (It just corrected myRead More →

I’m taking some time to write this while it’s fresh in my mind, and it seems like a good excuse to sit still and let my muscles forget that we ran 42km yesterday. With the prescribed “night before inspirational movie” still playing in our minds, my family left the houseRead More →

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal.

I’ve just placed another order for these cards. The response has been nothing but positive! I love being able to share stories about the places and people we’re working with when I connect with someone.

Thinking back to the leaders I’ve responded to most, they have all possessed this under appreciated skill.

A beautiful Swiss day at Chalet Nyon. What don’t you see? What you don’t see… I awoke at 6am at my hotel in the Alps after an incredible weekend of speaking to youth. Hurried down the mountain to catch the train, and missed it…by one minute. I took the trainRead More →

Our lives are part of an epic, eternal story and I think fun is a big part of that. It is not an escaping from reality—but entering it more fully.

In a few weeks the the international middle school basketball season will come to a close and the Frankfurt Warriors will have traveled 5475 kilometers (3402 miles). I’ve been fortunate enough to travel those kilometers with 22 boys and 22 girls this season as we’ve made trips to Switzerland, TheRead More →