Vision Forward

Yesterday was the last day of summer camp for GENERATION2050. It was a specially emotional day. We set aside time in the morning for a vision board workshop. Although we had initially planned to create vision boards earlier in the summer, the last day turned out to be the better choice. After seven weeks, the…

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

In their article, “Defining and Assessing Entrepreneurial Mindset”,”Dr. Gary Litchstein, PhD. and Dr. Sarah Zapp, PhD. identified the five most commonly mentioned attributes of an entrepreneur. These attributes are: *risk taking, *innovation, *sales/marketing, *perseverance, and *independence/limited structure. How can we nurture middle and high school students to develop these five attributes and inspire them to…

Exploring STEM in the Garden

Typically when someone mentions STEM education, computer coding and robotics are the core of the conversation. However, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education encompasses a vast array of topics.  I have learned, this summer, how little young adults know about the wonders of STEM. On the first day of GENERATION2050 summer camp, many of…

Raising Socially Responsible Leaders

“Social responsibility is an ethical theory, in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society. In this way, there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of society and the environment.” ~ Pachamama Alliance On the first day of the…

Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Passage through Grief with Hope

Passage: the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another. A few weeks ago, my mother died. Although she had been chronically ill for a number of years, I was not ready. I was not ready for the void she would leave behind. During this…

Start Locally, Reach the World!

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:36‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Since 2015, Trinity Church has partnered with MAP International, providing medications to underserved people in Cambodia through our medical missions outreaches supporting Cambodian Care Ministries. For the…