Posted: April 13, 2009
"This book is not full of self-esteem mumbo-jumbo, that new philosophy with a focus on a largely inflated and empty esteem. No, in this book Kelly Curtis uses the four empowerment assets. . ." —Jennifer, 5MinutesForMom.com
Posted: Tuesday, April 7 2009
"The book itself is a succinct, easy to read guide that suggests very practical hands-on tips for cultivating the best in young people. The book supports the Developmental Assets approach that has been working its way into communities and schools over the last decade or so. After only reading a few pages, I decided the book is a resource that needed to be given to each of the adult mentors for the newly formed youth council." —Laura Smith, Community Coordinator, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
Posted: Friday, September 19 2008
"As a School Counselor and mother of three, I believe it is vital that parents, educators and others in the community help children become strong, confident, compassionate leaders. Though I admit this is no easy task. It takes patience, persistence and plenty of tools. That’s why I am pleased to share with you a new book by a fellow School Counselor, Kelly Curtis."
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:27 p.m. by misterteacher
"Throughout this well-written and fascinating book, Curtis explains how important it is that kids be given opportunities to thrive, and she gives examples of situations where youths have led projects, founded charities, and contributed memorably to their communities."
Susan Carney, Sep 7, 2008, www.youth-activities.suite101.com
"One of the most appealing aspects of Curtis' book is that it is full of inspiring, real-life examples of kids who are making a difference, and that support and encouragement that helped them get there. Curtis goes beyond explaining why it is vital to enhance leadership skills in teens; she actually provides a blueprint on how to get there from where you are now."