Let’s get ’em ready

Ninth Grade

The phase when friendships shift, grades count, and interests change so often your teenager has to explain: “THIS IS ME NOW.”

The goal in this phase is to value community. They want to know “Where do I belong” They are thinking like a philosopher, where they want to discover meaning and learn best by processing out loud. Mobilize their faith so they can keep pursuing faith and discover a personal mission.

Tenth Grade

The phase when “everybody else can…”, nobody else has to…” and your resolute teen will push you to answer “WHY NOT?”

The goal in this phase is to clarify values. They want to know “Why should I believe?” They are thinking like a philosopher, where they want to discover meaning and learn best by processing out loud. Mobilize their faith so they can keep pursuing faith and discover a personal mission.

Eleventh Grade

The phase when there’s less drama, more stress, and your very busy teenager answers all your questions with “JUST TRUST ME.”

The goal in this phase is to refine skills. They want to know “How can I matter?” They are thinking like a philosopher, where they want to discover meaning and learn best by processing out loud. Mobilize their faith so they can keep pursuing faith and discover a personal mission.

Twelfth Grade

The phase when your emerging adult pulls away, gets closer, does things for the last time and you will both start asking “WHAT’S NEXT?”

The goal in this phase is to create vision. They want to know “What will I do?” They are thinking like a philosopher, where they want to discover meaning and learn best by processing out loud. Mobilize their faith so they can keep pursuing faith and discover a personal mission.