2016 Reflections: It’s time to Settle UP!

2016 Reflections: It’s time to Settle UP!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s that time when we reflect on what has transpired throughout the course of the past 11 months, and we look forward to all that lies ahead. When I look back at 2016, my heart swells with memories of the many beautiful...
Introducing the U & Improved Leadership Foundation

Introducing the U & Improved Leadership Foundation

It’s always amazing to me what can happen when a spark of an idea is ignited by the fire of a generous, forward-thinking community. It was 2014 when I stood before a crowd of people at a U & Improved graduation and announced we were creating a new class—U the...
U the Teen Leader Graduation: A Recap!

U the Teen Leader Graduation: A Recap!

Did you feel the earth shimmy ever so slightly last Sunday? No, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was a room packed with passionate, enthusiastic people welcoming a new round of Leaders including our FIRST EVER U the Teen Leader class! I’m telling you that the walls of that...
Teen Leadership Training

Teen Leadership Training

It’s not easy being a teenager these days. Well really…has being a teenager EVER been easy?!? But in reality our young people have added pressures nowadays that we didn’t have to deal with. Technology, media, and an instantaneous society with information, positive and...