Confidence starts young. Respect starts young. Courage starts young. Leadership starts young.
High-level leadership work is not just for adults and established leaders. What better opportunity to really establish authenticity, learn how to advocate for what matters, and develop communication skills that allow to really connect with others, than when we are young?
If we want our kids to thrive as adults, we have to start giving them the skills they need. We need to help them learn to take healthy risks, navigate barriers, and develop emotional agility. They need to know themselves and know how to connect with others.
We need to develop the whole self and give youth, especially teens, skills to manage their stress and cope with anxiety. More than anything, we need to help them believe they are both worthy and capable of living the life they want and feeling love and belonging.