From the book's website:
“Connected Growth: Peer Sourced Thoughts to Improve Young Millennial Life” isn’t just another book with a new title. It’s the beginning of something entirely new. Inspired by a lack of useful sharing, the book is built on the basic belief that young adults (Millennials) are best positioned to positively influence their peers. The book is targeted at current high school and college students with an aggressive Facebook presenceand viral videos designed to be shared.
The author, 23-year-old Luke Nielson, spent three years interviewing his peers, forming content from both collaborator experiences and his own, and revising that content. Each chapter begins with an original quote direct from a peer collaborator. These “Peer Points” set the stage for the chapters that are neatly organized into major sections (including the screened world, transitions, academics, involvement, personal branding, professional life, creation and setbacks).
Ultimately, the peer-to-peer approach provides:
Luke believes everyone needs access to this book. For that reason, he decided to give the online version of the book away for the price of a tweet or Facebook post. The innovative social payment system will help introduce more young adults to this terrific resource. The book is also available in a beautiful 6x9 hard copyfor $9.95. 100% of net proceeds (all that remains after printing costs) will be donated to students at Thornton Academy, split evenly between traditional enrichment scholarships and job training assistance.
Putting words on a shelf gives them a shelf life. This basic problem with books led Luke to believe that his generation needs another platform; a place to allow others to continue to share useful things that can morph to better fit the needs of the generation. Born from the book, the solution he introduced is the Co-Grow Collective.
Featured Contributor in Saco's very own Luke Nielson's book Connected Growth: Peer Sourced Thoughts to Improve Young Millennial Life
Endorsement as listed in book: