In Singapore, I've been spending my training time focusing on young teen ministry and spent significant time discussing their various stages of development. One area we talked about was that young teens are at a time in their life where it's crucial to give them experiences and memories that "put handles" on their faith so it doesn't just remain a bunch of head knowledge that doesn't connect with their real world experiences.
Then today I visited My daughter's blog. Kayla is attending the Student Leadership Conference being hosted at our church and posted about this experience she had there. A perfect example.