His advice to teens:
“If I was going to give one piece of advice to every teenager in America it would be this. Get a mentor as soon as possible. Find someone older than you, smarter than you. Meet with them once a month. Ask them, ‘How can I improve my life?' and then do what they say. I believe that's the No. 1 threat to young people today. Not drugs, not alcohol, not bullying, but a lack of mentors. Because if you have the right mentor, you have someone speaking into your life and calling out your blind spots. It makes a world of difference.
On finding a mentor:
“Find people you admire in your circle of influence that you would like to be like when you're an adult. Reach out to them. Adults will be shocked if a 15-year-old has the courage to say, ‘I admire the way that you live your life. Would you meet with me once a month for lunch and give me some advice?'”