Category Archives: 5 S’s

Let’s Talk About Sex [Pt. 2]

Let’s Talk About Sex Pt. 2: Learning How to Have the Sex Talk with Your Protégé The key is to building rapport is creating a foundation with your protégé that can eventually lead to the more in-depth sexual purity conversations. … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex [Pt. 1]

Let’s Talk About Sex Pt. 1: Learning How to Have the Sex Talk with Your Protégé Let’s Talk About Sex. For many people, that statement alone produces a cringe-worthy uneasiness. For others, the title may lead to the recollection of … Continue reading

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Wisdom in Future Planning

There are many key things to remember as we help our protégés plan their future. We begin by framing our vision through God’s vison for vocational work as seen biblically. With an objective lens, we assess our protégé’s current life … Continue reading

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Intentional Questions —–> Fruit Bearing Responses

Let’s face it. Engaging your protégé in deep and meaningful conversations can be a challenge. You may find yourself running out of things to say or questions to ask and occasionally, your conversations seem to go flat. Now that we’ve … Continue reading

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Middle School Transition- Challenges and Pitfalls

Vision for Middle School 1 Timothy 4:12- Our hope is that in the transition period that our young people can learn how to make positive choices to set the example in how they speak, their behavior, how they serve and … Continue reading

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High School Transition 2016- Grit

The main theme during our 2016 High School Transition Meeting was engaging the topic of what social scientists have dubbed “grit”. MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion and perseverance. Grit is the ability to continually fight through adversity … Continue reading

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Serving with Your Protege

Service is usually the toughest of our 5’S to consistently practice with a protege. It’s a tough sell for a South Dallas youth to take time to serve others when often times they are trying to make it day to … Continue reading

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Fun with Purpose

Well, it would appear that Spring has finally sprung this year! And with that comes the fun of finally getting to be outdoors with your protégé. Especially for the younger children in our program, this is a time of immense … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Salvation- 12th Grade

A senior who is a believer should have a personal devotional life (prayer, scripture study, etc.) that is encouraged by, but not dependent on, his or her mentor. Our hope would be that a 12th grader could step into leadership … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Future Story- 12th Grade

Senior year is a year of decisions! Help your protege think through decisions about post-HS plans but give your protege the freedom to make his or her own choices (even if they are very different than what your story looked … Continue reading

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