What do middle schoolers need most? (An Interview with Brooklyn Lindsey)

What do middle schoolers need most? Check out how Brooklyn Lindsey answers this question. Great interview!

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Why is High School an Important Phase? (An Interview with Stuart Hall)

High school is the phase when what students have been told and what they’re experiencing come into conflict with each other. Hear more from Stuart Hall on the importance of the high school phase in today’s blog post . . .

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3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

There are three vital elements for every student talk. Do you know what they are? Ben Crawshaw drops some insight . . .

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High School Crisis Conversation Guides for Parents and SGLs

With the growing conversation around suicide, mental illness, and even shows like 13 Reasons, it’s becoming even more important for us to support our students and help them navigate any crisis they may be facing. Download the FREE High School Crisis Conversation Guides for Parents and SGLs . . .

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Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

Jeremy aka JZ spent 9 years as a paid, professional youth pastor in the local church. Now J...

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

Crystal currently leads the XP3 High School initiative at Orange. Before that, she spen...

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

Ashley Bohinc serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, is the co-host of...

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

CJ is the Managing Editor for XP3 High School and Social Media Strategist for XP3's blog...

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

Brett Talley is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after 11 years in full time minis...