Are you, like me, tired of all the terrible news in the media? Do you wonder where the world is going?
Over the last four years I’ve been involved in a program at Harvey High School in Painesville known as E-CITY. Harvey students learn about entrepreneurism. Students write a business plan and launch their very own business. I enjoy the person-to-person discussion with the students. I don’t feel I’m talking to children. We are entrepreneurs with a common interest.
This summer I had the opportunity to teach scuba diving to 10 high school students and a teacher. In September we’ll complete their certification dives. The students and I spend three full days together. No adult-children issues. We were people with a common interest – scuba diving. What a nice group of young adults. They energized me.
So when you begin to think the world is going to hell in a handbasket, let me offer a suggestion. Go back to high school. Get involved with today’s young people. I think everyone will learn something useful about each other. As professionals we stress developing relationships. Try building relationships with some young adults. Remember: It takes a village to raise a child. Become a part of the village.
Tell us about your experience – your comments are welcome. Let’s talk.