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Brentwood Academy to host parenting seminar on teen loneliness, featuring Author Andy Braner

Author and teen advocate Andy Braner will be on the Brentwood Academy campus to speak to parents, youth leaders, teachers, and others in the community about his book and the loneliness that teens face. The seminar will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in the seventh grade den in the middle school building. Admission is free and open to the public.

According to Braner, “When I wrote my latest book, ‘Alone,’ my thesis was basically, ‘TheBiggest Problem in the Teenage World is the feeling of Loneliness.’ As I've continued to work with teenagers and young adults around the world, I find it more and more necessary to provide places to teach students how to develop meaningful relationships outside their normal sphere of influence—to expand the worldview they have of life.”

Braner’s fourth book, “Alone: How to Find Connection in a Lonely World,” covers topics such as isolation, addiction, shallow relationships, and the patterns we often fall into when we long to fit in. Braner teaches us how to develop meaningful relationships as well as learn to depend on theCreator for the only form of connection that will ever truly satisfy.

Braner has 15 years of experience working in youth ministry. He began working for Kanakuk Kamps in the summer of 1997 as the Director of Kanakuk Colorado. In 2001, he and his wife opened a permanent facility for K-Colorado in Durango, Colo., where Camp KIVU resides today. KIVU is a real place where teens can experience real time community, real time adventure, and real time faith, through hours of one-on-one relationships with Braner and the KIVU staff.

Each year, Braner speaks to more than 100,000 teenagers in various Christian school venues, conferences, church events, and book tours. His mission is to help students understand what it means to follow Jesus in real life.

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Brentwood Academy is located at 219 Granny White Pike in Brentwood. Use the north campus entrance off of Granny White Pike and enter the middle school.


Posted on: 1/17/2013


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