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Characteristics of Fringe Students:
Lack of confidence
No connection to group
Feel at-risk
Feel unsafe
Don’t understand what is going on

Ideas for how to work with fringe students:
Meeting them where they are at
Finding out their interests and meeting them in that interest
“You can love people or you can control people, but you can’t do both at the same time.”

Tactics and “how-to”: Empowering leaders
For teen leaders: we model how to reach out, speak affirmation to them to help them feel confident
For volunteers: affirm them, caring for their spiritual needs, modeling how to reach out
For parents: affirm them, meet parents where they are, help teens thank their parents
Sharing the Need
Shining the spotlight on people who maintain deep relational connections with students instead of “up in front” people
If you text with a student, call them; if you email, text them; if you call them, meet up with them. page speed test

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Justin Herman

Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church
Hi my name is Justin and this is my blog. I love Jr. High ministry and leadership so I talk about that a lot. I work at the church of my dreams getting to oversee all of Jr. High with a great team who are the best in the business. I'm married to the woman of my dreams, Brittany and we live in Southern California.

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