How can we help grade 12 students make the transition out of high school and into the next stage of their lives?
Graduating and moving on to college or university can be a difficult process, and one that can come with a lot of changes in a young person’s life. The Renegotiating Faith study found that having a mentor and a connection to spiritual community were key in helping students to continue seeking spiritual growth and church involvement, so our grade 12 initiative, NEXT, created these cards to equip mentors to better guide students in their final year.
This resource is designed to help mentors guide students through their final year of high school as they move into adulthood, take on more responsibility, and make big decisions about the future. It encourages them to think about where they’re at, what they want, and what God wants, and how these things affect the trajectory of their lives and their personal journey with Christ. The goal is to help students to make the choice to keep growing in their faith and get connected to a Christian community after high school.
If you are a youth pastor, leader or a parent of a youth, you can sign up for email updates about new resources like this mentor resource. You can also learn about NEXT, our Grade 12 initiative at our website.