Generation IY- What Kind of Kids are We Raising?'s picture

Last summer at EdCon many of you had the opportunity to hear Tim Elmore speak about working with our students through the lens of Generation IY. His words of advice for communicating and motivating the current generation of students was inspiring. Tim continues to spread the message with very simple and practical tips for parents and those who work with youth on a daily basis.

Below is a note Tim recently sent to the MASSP along with a link to an interview he recently gave to the Fox network. I know you will find yourself nodding your head in agreement as you listen to his advice for parents. This clip may be a great addition to your upcoming parent nights if you are holding a grade transition meetings and it would certainly be fitting as a conversation starter at a staff meeting.

MASSP Members,

Just a quick thank you for inviting me to attend your event this past summer focused on Growing Leaders. We are grateful for partners like you, who share our passion to equip students for the future. 

A couple of days ago, I had the undeserved privilege of being on "Fox and Friends." I did an interview on Generation iY, detailing how adults often fail to prepare kids for adulthood. It was a fun and lively interview, where I was prompted to share four ideas to help kids mature. It's been said before, but I will say it again: Growing older is automatic. Growing up is optional. 

I am on a warpath. I am sounding a battle cry. As parents, teachers, coaches, youth workers, and employers - we must stop merely entertaining and start equipping young people for the future. I believe adults have under-challenged these great kids, and when they flounder, we wonder why. Now is the time to become intentional about saving their future

I don't know if you saw it, but if here to watch the short interview.

Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to serve alongside you as you invest in the next generation. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is ever anything else we can do for you.

 I hope you enjoy the interview!

All the best, 


Tim Elmore,President 

270 Scientific Dr. NW, Suite 10 
Norcross, GA 30092 

Phone: 770-495-3332