College Transition Initiative
Greetings from CTI...
Derek Melleby

Thank you to all who participated in the webinar "Senior Night: Preparing for the Next Chapter of Your Life Story."

The DVD recording is now available here. My hope is that this recording is helpful to you as you prepare students for life after high school.

We are already receiving speaking requests for the fall. I welcome the opportunity to share with your students, parents and youth workers. I am available to speak at high schools, college and university chapels, churches, camps and conferences. Target audiences include youth, parents and youth workers. You can see a list of topics here.

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.    

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Invite Derek Melleby to speak to your students and parents this fall. Topics include college transition and identity formation.
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A 40 minute presentation to help students be more spiritually prepared for life after high school. Consider inviting students for a meal or dessert or simply play at a youth group gathering. The presentation concludes with questions for discussion.


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