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An Entirely New Perspective

It comes as no surprise to say that the year 2020 was one bursting with change. Change comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and for The Lift Teen Center in Suttons Bay, Michigan, it came in the form of a podcast.


During the long and strenuous months of 2020, the director of LIFT, Bekah Tenbrink, took her mind off the negativity by pushing forward with a new vision; a podcast that would educate listeners on the impact of the world around them from a new perspective.


Each day, we have information forced upon us from social media, news stations, and various other outlets that shockingly resemble a faucet that never seems to stop dripping. A vital notion popped into Bekah’s brain midway through the year that was impossible to ignore. How were the teens handling the onslaught of information coming at them at hyperspeed? Bekah has worked with the teens for over half a decade, so it was easy for her to understand the importance of their point of view.


From there, Generation Perspective was born.


We are here to share that these voices have value and they deserve to be heard. There are hundreds of ways to look at a situation, but we can almost guarantee the way someone between the ages of 12 and 17 will be entirely different from your own.


If 2020 taught us anything, it was to appreciate the ability to look at things in a new light- from a new perspective.


Our hope with this podcast launch is to share the fantastic humans we interact with each day with you. We want to highlight the fact that these teens are amazingly resilient and terrifyingly brilliant beyond measure.


The two people who will be taking you along with them as they share a new viewpoint of the world; Bekah Tenbrink and Ian Grucella. These two will host a new podcast each week with a different guest that exemplifies what it means to be a part of the program, LIFT, in beautiful Suttons Bay, Michigan.


Their hope for the podcast is that it will be there to entertain our followers and friends and also educate and inspire each person who comes along on the journey.


We can’t wait for you to listen in.







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