Identity and Anxiety in Relationships

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Relationships are a good thing. Relationships not only give us support and community, but they also give us hope. However, the one thing a relationship shouldn’t give you is identity. Your identity is unique to you, and you alone. Searching for your identity in a friend, family member, girlfriend, or boyfriend will only leave you…

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Curate Hope: New Name, Same Mission

If you’ve been following us for some time, you might have seen that we recently changed our name from the Youth Leadership Collective to Curate Hope. We are still passionate about youth and leadership, but we realized that our message and vision reach beyond those two concepts alone. At the root of it, our message…

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How to Help Teens in Crisis

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were trying to help teens in crisis? Did you know what to do or what to say? Without preparing for those moments in advance, it’s easy to fall back on cliches. But oftentimes, cliches are the last thing the student needs in a time of…

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5 Student Leadership Hacks Every Teen Should Know

Have you ever told yourself that you’re not a leader? We’re willing to bet it’s not true. Why? Because student leadership isn’t about titles. It’s about influence. Whether you realize it or not, there is someone looking up to you. It could be your little brother or sister. Maybe it’s the kid who sits in the back row of your math class. Either way, it’s time to start seeing yourself as a leader. We’re going to let you in on five student leadership hacks every teen should know.

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5 Ways a School Assembly Can Positively Impact Students

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Teenagers today are facing challenges and pressures that leave them feeling overwhelmed and, at times, hopeless. With the number of suicide attempts and hospitalizations on the rise, educators are looking for more ways to positively impact students. A school assembly is one of the most powerful ways to help students who are dealing with issues…

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Helping Your Teen Through Despair

There’s no way around it, at some point your kids is going to face disappointment, rejection, and hurt. Sometimes this can lead to despair. Despair is a loss of hope, believing that tomorrow won’t be any better than today. Despair is a powerful emotional state and a dangerous one if not healed and brought back…

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Be More Human

More and more we are hungry to follow leaders who are human. Recently I was meeting with a group of Next Gen leaders and we were talking about a problem one of them was having and whether or not he should share the problem with his church and leadership. One of the leaders asserted, “You…

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13 Reasons Why

Maybe you’ve already heard, maybe not, but Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has captivated a generation. Since it’s release on March 31st, millions of teenagers have watched the entire series. In the series, Hannah Baker, a high school student has taken her own life. Before she does, she lists 13 reasons why she has. The…

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