Chris Schneider, a volunteer leader in Dallas, TX (at Woodrow Wilson High School, one of Jim Rayburn's first clubs), recently shared an idea that I believe will be a great addition to The Young Life Leader Blog.
Chris writes, "We could help educate leaders about what to do in situations that most of us are likely not prepared for. I am sure some of this happens in staff and volunteer training but they can't cover every situation. On Twitter and the Blog we might be able to express many different unexpected situations, where there might be proposed good solutions on what to do. It would be good preparation for ways to react if a certain situation comes your way."
For example: (these are some that have happened to me)
What would you do if you came home one night and found one of your young lifers sitting on your steps, because they had run away from home?
What would you do if you were hanging out at an eatery after club and one of the kids passes out in the restaurant from being on drugs?
What would you do if a parent comes to you all out of options and ask you what they should do about their troubled kid, what would you say?
There are many different scenarios that people have experienced out there that might be interesting to hear. Also, it might open up the door for someone who is in a situation that might need some advice on what to do. You just never know. Anyways, I just thought this might be a neat idea and might turn into something cool. Chris
Thanks for sharing this idea Chris. Let's get started:
STICKY SITUATION #1
What would you do if you came home one night and found one of your young lifers sitting on your steps, because they had run away from home and were refusing to return to their parents' house?
Would add your wisdom and what you may have learned from experience in the comment section below? It could be a huge help to thousands of leaders across the world!