College Transition Initiative

Welcome to the blog of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding’s (CPYU) College Transition Initiative (CTI). This site contains commentary on transitional issues, exploring research, trends and college student culture. For more information visit:

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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Monday, October 22, 2007

What Does God Want for Our Kids?

This past weekend, the Intelligencer Journal, a Lancaster paper, featured an article about the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Written by Elizabeth Eisenstadt-Evan, the article describes the work of CPYU and why, as a mother, she appreciates the ministry.

You can read the article here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

College Video

Video connected to new website that seeks to help students get connected to campus ministries before heading to college.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A Vision of Students Today

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Inside Higher Education

Many of the readers of this blog work in higher education or care about it for one reason or another. I was just told about this site and thought it would interest you. Check out:

"Inside Higher Ed was founded in 2004 by three executives with decades of expertise in higher education journalism and recruitment. We believed that higher education was evolving quickly and radically, and that the time was right for new models of providing information and career services for professionals in academe."

And here is an article that should interest you, regardless of your current employment or level of concern for higher education:

Apple, Target, Facebook Tops for College Students: Annual Survey Shows Social-Networking Split Between Sexes

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Keeping the Faith: Roundtable Discussion

YouthWorker Journal has a new-look website. It seems to be updated pretty regularly. I recently noticed that you can read the interview I did about transitional issues. The interview included Steven Garber, Alec Hill and Kelly Monroe Kullberg. Here's the central question:

Do youth ministry programs prepare young people for life after high school? We asked three college ministry experts to share how they see teenagers spiritual­ly, theologically and intellectually pre­pared for college and beyond.

You can read the interview here.

A printable version is available here.