Better Questions Get Better Answers

Several months ago I asked my then four-year-old what they wanted to be when they grew up. The answer I got was: “Duh! I don’t know.” Which fair, maybe four is a little young to have a life plan. I couldn’t help but laugh because her answer made me realize how much we ask kids […]

Asset Builder of the Week: Jacob Zarpentine

Without Jacob’s hard work at the high school, we never would have been able to survey the ninth and eleventh graders. Administering the Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) let us know how our youth measure up. What Assets do they already have and where could they use a little help? We’ll be using these results in […]

Activities So You Don’t Break Over Break

If your family is anything like mine, then the novelty of Christmas break has worn off and it’s looking a lot more like Lord of the Flies at your house. It’s also about the time I’ve run out of tricks and am scraping the bottom of the barrel for fun activities to get us through […]

Building A Snowman

My family and I went to the Winterfest in Victor over the weekend. After the parade, my niece, nephew, husband, and almost 5-year-old started building a snowman on the slim patch of earth at the corner of the main intersection in town. We all got really into it and even started forging for arms, eyes, […]