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Do Holistic Programs Matter When Raising Leaders From Urban Youth?

07/16/2012 – The research revealed that the relational influence and the spiritual/moral programs drew the young person forward in their spiritual growth. But what about the other domains City Life’s Holistic...

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Increased Internal Motivation in Urban Youth

07/02/2012 – According to our Indigenous Leadership Research Project there are 3 main factors that help an urban teen transition from growing spiritual into living a ministry lifestyle; 1) relationships with true...

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Inviting Urban Youth To Lead

06/25/2012 – Remember, according to our Indigenous Leadership Research Project there are 3 main factors that help an urban teen transition from growing spiritual into living a ministry lifestyle.  The first one,...

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Practical Tips for Transitioning from Role Models to True Mentorship

05/01/2012 – Written by: Marvin Jacobo Those who claim the name of Christ are being watched ALL the time by the urban young people they are leading. Especially those of us who have the title of “leader” must be...

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Key Finding #2 - More Practical Tips

04/24/2012 – Last week  we covered a first set of practical suggestions on how you can help urban youth turn negative life experiences into positive ones.  This is an essential skill to see urban youth raised...

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Key Finding #2 - Challenging Life Events Move Young Leaders Forward

04/18/2012 –   Catalyst (kat-l-ist) noun. A person or thing that precipitates an event or change: Our second KEY FINDING from our indigenous leadership research project was that catalytic life events...

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Raising Indigenous Leadership Research Project - Key Findings Review

04/10/2012 – Written by: Marvin Jacobo Let’s pause and quickly review the 6 major findings of our research: 1. The strength of Youth for Christ’s “relational domain” was affirmed-in the neighborhood everything...

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Unpacking Key Finding #1 - Relationships Matter Most

04/03/2012 –   We know from our first KEY FINDING that Relationships Matter Most when it comes to urban youth.  If you want your urban youth to develop into life-long follwers of Jesus who grow up to live a...

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3 Key Findings From the Research

03/27/2012 –   After interviewing 81 young indigenous leaders from across the country our team discovered 3 KEY FINDINGS.  Later in this blogs series we will break down each of these findings in detail and...

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Raising Urban Leaders - Research On What Works

03/20/2012 –   indigenous (inˈdijənəs) - adjective.  Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native. What REALLY works to develop indigenous leaders from urban youth? What do YOUNG URBAN...

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