Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a writer, curriculum designer, and speaker who has served with a number of non-profit organizations (and has spoken to thousands of Millennials) over the last 5 years. He now serves as Program Excellence Manager on our team at Growing Leaders. I met two students recently who paint a perfect picture of the struggle we

I celebrate it whenever I meet hard working students. I see them on almost every university campus I’m on, and in almost every high school I visit. These adolescents just “get the system” and realize you can achieve almost anything if you work hard enough. On the other hand, I also see far too many students growing up in a

Change is hard for people. In fact, people often don’t embrace change unless: They experience enough pain that they’re willing to endure it. They see the tangible gain for enduring the change. It’s their idea. Steve Jobs once said, “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day

Last year, the results of a multi-year, nationwide study were released. It was a College and Career Readiness Survey of 165,000 high school students conducted by YouthTruth, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. Several discoveries were made, but one clear one for me was that a majority of young adults do not feel ready for life after school. One report said, “An