I am an older woman and my goal is to approach all of this coursework in child mode and with the heart of learning. It was a surprise to step into a “classroom” that was geared toward youth work and also spoken in the language of the young. I was refreshed and strengthened by it, along with a renewed outlook toward our precious youth and the value of shaping them toward a better future for all of us, along with leading them to God. Along the way I found myself placing my feet into the shoes of the young and recognizing their trials at this time in the world. I experienced growth and the joy of finding teachers based upon the stories and teachings of others. Thank you for the wonderful work put into this course. I am looking forward to the next.