youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry and Student Connection

Every Student Connected

By Doug Franklin September 30, 2009

Here is an idea for you – take a large white board and place every student’s name down the left-hand side of the board (you may need more than one board depending on the size of your ministry).  Across the top of the board, write the name of all your adult volunteers. Have your adult volunteers place a check mark under their name that lines up with each student’s name they have a meaningful relationship with. An adult who knows at least three personal facts that the student has shared with them would qualify as a meaningful relationship. When finished, notice which students have multiple checks across from their name and which students have none.  I am going to guess you and your volunteers will learn a lot about which students need your attention and love.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More