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Dr. Kara Powell

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.

College and Young Adult | High School (9th-12th)

Three Words to Repeat When Your Child Starts to Move Away from You

Whether it’s our third grader who no longer wants us to walk them to school, our seventh grader who no longer waves to us when we show up to practice,… Read More
How to Be More Present with Your Kids
Episode 38

PCL 38: How to Be More Present with Your Kids

Parents are busy these days, and we keep getting busier. Though we want to connect with our kids, our demanding schedules make it hard to know how to be present… Read More
Episode 31

PCL 31: 5 Adults Every Kid Needs

Kara Powell, Director of the Fuller Youth Institute talks about the 5 Adults Your Kids Need. While we as parents are the most important influence in a kid’s life, they… Read More
Episode 23

PCL 23: [Repost] How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how giving… Read More
Parent Cue Live Podcast - August 2016
Episode 20

PCL 20: Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to… Read More
Episode 19

PCL 19: Making Faith Personal, Not Private

Whatever you value has a profound effect on what your kids value. Kara Powell, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy talk about the importance of taking a look at your own… Read More

High School (9th-12th)

What Motivates Teenagers on Social Media

Often parents feel like kids are tethered to their phones, constantly glancing or full-on staring into a screen. It’s unnerving. But before we judge kids or insist they “put that… Read More
Episode 16

PCL 16: Right Click on Technology

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to talk… Read More

Character and Values

What I Learned from My Kids About Serving

I’ve been making a big mistake with my previous short-term mission trips. I’ve always thought of them more as group experiences rather than individual journeys for each kid. It’s easy… Read More
Episode 10

PCL 10: How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how… Read More