What are they like? In some ways they're very different from previous generations--"more responsible, more conservative, more concerned about the future, more materialistic, and certainly more saturated by the media. In other ways they're like young people of any era--"music-loving, friend-loving, concerned about justice, eager to change society, and (though they may not admit it) longing for admission into the adult world. In this book, veteran youth ministers Overholt and Penner "soul-search" this fascinating generation, helping adults understand how to create programs that fit these teens' needs and aspirations. The authors point out that developing good youth programs can be a major challenge, for the youth world is quite different from the adult world. At the same time, youth work can be refreshingly simple: amazing growth begins to happen when adults treat young people as their equals and love them as they are.