AS HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES
While the support for a youth should have been a long-term approach by a church community, the focused guidance of a high school grad begins at the start of their final year. The soon-to-be-grad will be experiencing a lot of changes and pressures. It is vital to have a mentor (or several adults) who can walk alongside them in the coming months.
As they approach the end of high school, celebrate well with them. Provide a space for the church family to celebrate with them and to pray a blessing in their next chapter, whether going to school or another opportunity.
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Resources were curated from the Transition 101 events
MOVING FROM HOME
If they are staying home, you may want to encourage them to experience another local church for the next few months to help broaden their faith experience. This challenges them to step into a new experience similar to some of their peers who are moving away for school/work.
For those looking to do a gap year, consider using our Gap Year Template. This resource provides a self-directed program to help establish some key foundations before moving away.