In most settings, radar is used for a specific purpose: threat detection! The military uses radar to find targets or identify enemies. A fisherman can use radar to look out for rocks, and a high speed driver can use radar to look out for cops. When something gets on our radar, it’s often there because it is a problem. Over my years of working with teenagers, I have discovered a disturbing pattern.
Teenagers normally have to do something stupid to get on the radar of an adult.
Many of the teenagers in our community have found that their best chance of getting quality adult attention is to do something that negative to get that attention. What would happen if this wasn’t the case?
What if teenagers were on our radar before they did something stupid?
This is a big part of why the Hub exists. We want to get teenagers on our radar in order to develop them into great people! We believe our best chance to do this is by getting to know them early, and helping them understand that they are loved for who they are right now. If you would like to join us in our effort to develop the teenagers of Jackson into great people either through volunteer efforts or financial contributions, please contact me. I would love to hear your story.
Ben Redmond – Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)