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 questions about the Middle School Phase.

Best quote in this interview: Middle schoolers need people to lean in and say, “Not only do I get you, I smell you and I still like you.”