Adults are okay, if you have to spend your days doing professional things. But lots of times, I miss young people.
I was reminded of that while flipping through evaluations from one of our Youth Thrive® trainings in Vermont. Digging in, I could see they were amazingly good. School social workers and safety officers, substance abuse counselors, family support specialists, mentoring program directors, workforce development managers — they loved this training. Excellent.
Then I came to an evaluation from the sole teenager who had attended. She’d dutifully filled in every line, answering even the questions about her organization and job title.
I haven’t stopped smiling since I saw them.
(By the way, it won’t surprise you that she loved the training, too. I know because she adorned her compliments with stars and hearts.)
– Melanie Wilson