It seems the amount of attention that parents, coaches, and educators are devoting to young people’s internal development is woefully insufficient for the challenges that youth are facing today. The establishment and reinforcement of core values, beliefs, emotional maturity, and spirituality in teens is something we can’t dare to take lightly.
We at the Foundation strongly believe in encouraging teens to pursue spiritual lives that revolve around moral growth. We want our youth to lead positive lives of love, something that can come easily when spirituality is a part of their life. In fact, just a few years ago, John Hopkins University Press released data that goes hand in hand with this idea.
John Hopkins University found that teens who are spiritual are also
- More likely to get high grades
- More likely to be social with others
- Less likely to smoke cigarettes
- Less likely to drink
- Less likely to use marijuana
- Less likely to be involved in vandalism
- Less likely to have a teen pregnancy
- Less likely to be depressed
- Less likely to cut class
- Less likely to get expelled or suspended from school
Challenge: Pursue a Life of Spirituality!