Episode 30: Your Life is a Story – Interview with Scott Schimmel

Scott Schimmel started The You School several years ago to help kids make the transition into adulthood. He and his team help students, families, and others who are in times of transition work through five key questions:

  • What do you believe in?
  • Who are you becoming?
  • What’s your mission?
  • How are you going to contribute?
  • Who do you belong to?

This is a process of identity formation, which, when it comes down to it, is also a process of spiritual formation.

In this episode, Scott Schimmel shares about how The YouSchool is helping not only kids, but all kinds of people (including veterans) make challenging transitions that ultimately lead to a life of purpose and fulfillment.

 

 

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THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Scott Schimmel is the President and Chief Guide of The YouSchool.
  • Scott initially intended to go into accounting. Then he came to faith and started to rethink what he was called to and what kind of person he wanted to become.
  • Scott ended up serving with InterVarsity for ten years.
  • YouSchool was founded to help people get clear on their calling in the world, to help them transition well into life.
  • The ability to look at your life as a story is incredibly helpful for getting perspective on one’s life.
  • There are five key questions that The You School helps people answer:
    • What do you believe in?
    • Who are you becoming?
    • What’s your mission?
    • How are you going to contribute?
    • Who do you belong to?
  • The You School’s process for helping people grow into healthy adults is really a process of spiritual formation, though they don’t use that language to describe what they are doing.
  • Scott shares about his own spiritual formation leading up to the creation of You School, as well as how he has been shaped since starting You School.
  • You School works with several veterans’ organizations to help veterans transition out of the military.

 

 

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