Helping Students Transition Into College

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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one for many students.  This is where the church can step in and play an important role in supporting and praying for these college-bound kids.  Walt Mueller, with Center for Parent Youth Understanding (CPYU) tells about the College Transition Initiative, a program to discover how you can learn more about helping these students in transition.  I posted the following articles on their website for further reading.

CPYU Articles

Mindy Meier: Sex on campus - Derek Melleby interviews author Minday Meier about Donna Freitas' bookSex & the Soul

Finding campus community - What can be done to help students make wise decisions in how they spend their time and who they spend their time with in college

Preparing high school students for the realities of college life - The CCO interviews Derek Melleby

Youth group gone wild - What you can do now to prepare kids for college

Life after high school - CPYU interview with author and professor Dr. Tim Clydesdale about his book The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens After High School

Why students abandon their faith - Lessons from William Wilberforce

God in the gap year - More and more students are taking a year off before heading to college

The beginnings of vocation - Deciding on a major. Download this article as a .pdf handout.

Choosing a college - Questions students should ask as they seek a college that will positively nurture the entirety of their being, by Matthew J. Reitnour

Life after high school: A conversation with ministry veteran Steven Garber - How youth ministries can help students with the transition from high school to college

Affirming doubt - Helping students ask and answer tough questions

Keeping faith from fraying - The American Family Association interviews CPYU's Derek Melleby about the transition to college

College prep - Helping the teens you know transition to the university years

College Transition - A look at the transition from high school to college through the eyes of a high school guidance counselor and two college students

Navigating the college transition - CPYU's own Derek Melleby, along with Susan den Herder, wrote this article for Comment Magazine

The lion, the witch and the college campus - Key issues students face when transitioning from high school to college and the relevancy of C.S. Lewis for college students

Conversations for the college bound - What high school students heading to college should think about before making the transition

Prepare for college: Read the Bible - Students who desire to transition smoothly from high school to college should read and understand the Bible