Research + News | Topic: Vocation
Feb 7, 2022
Many Idaho Teens Want A Break Before Going To College. I Did.
Should we expect teens fresh off the podium to have it figured out? Read the article here.
Aug 17, 2021
When Is The “Best” School Not The Best?
Leonard Sax provides a guest blog for the Institute of Family Studies. Read it here.
Mar 26, 2021
Vocation: Discerning Your Calling
An article adapted from a leadership training session at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2007 by Timothy Keller:
As Christians we are stewards of the resources God gives us for serving the human community. Our vocations are one avenue for doing God’s work in the world.
Download and read the full article here.
Mar 24, 2021
Vocation Needs No Justification
An article from Comment Magazine by Steve Garber:
Vocations of all sorts are equally important to the work of God in the world, as each one contributes to the common good, to what it is that makes our common welfare a place for more rather than less flourishing. In the life of Dave Kiersznowski and his DEMDACO Corporation, I see this become flesh in his business and life commitments.
Mar 18, 2021
The Pandemic’s High – And Largely Overlooked – Toll On ‘In-Betweeners’
The pandemic’s toll on the “In-Betweeners,” those on the cusp between Gen Z and millennials, has been significant — and largely overlooked. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2020
The Pressures Of A 2020 College Graduate
You had it all planned out. Then, this virus came along and changed everything. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2020
Too Many Teens Aspire To Be Teachers And Lawyers
Doctors, teachers, lawyers and architects continue to dominate among the top career goals for the majority of high school students. Read the article here.
Sep 30, 2019
8 Questions To Ask Your High School Senior This Fall
This might be the first time you’ve raised these conversation topics with your child or stepchild, and that’s okay. The last year of high school is a natural opportunity to restart and revise your communication rhythms. Read the blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.
Jul 23, 2019
What Should I Do After High School?
Greg Forster answers the following questions:
What would you say to someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of their vocation after graduating high school? Go on to college and pick a generic degree? Trade school? Gap year? Something else?
Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2019
All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens
From the article:
“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”
Read the article here.