Is Every High School Student “At-Risk”? (An Interview with Josh Shipp)

Is Every High School Student “At-Risk”? (An Interview with Josh Shipp)

Josh Shipp is new to the Orange family, but we were immediately moved by his story and integrity. Inspiring and hilarious, Josh uses his platform as a TV host, author, and speaker to share the powerful message that every teen deserves a chance to live life at it’s fullest. Josh has proved integral to our High School Phase research and we can’t wait to see what he does next! Check out this great interview with Josh, where he talks about someone who’s greatly influenced his life, the... Read More
What do middle schoolers need most? (An Interview with Brooklyn Lindsey)

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

Every middle schooler needs someone to affirm their personal journey. Maybe that’s why after 16 years in middle school ministry, affirmation is part of Brooklyn’s second nature. Even if she wasn’t an expert on the mind and world of adolescence, even if she wasn’t a skilled communicator, even if she didn’t have a passion for connecting teens to consistent service opportunities, I might keep Brooklyn on speed dial, just because. Here’s what Brooklyn Lindsey had to say when we asked her a few... Read More
Why is High School an Important Phase? (An Interview with Stuart Hall)

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

Every good comedian has to know his audience if he wants to make them laugh. Every good teacher has to know her audience if she wants to make them think. Every good reality TV script writer (don’t think about that job title too long) has to know their audience if they want to make them come back for more.   As one of the premiere communicator’s to students for the past fifteen years, Stuart Hall has learned enough about students to master the art of making them laugh, making them think, and... Read More