Wednesday, February 10, 2010


About Us

Bruce ColstonBruce Colston is an educator and human development professional with over 25 years experience working in public schools, higher education, and as a consultant and trainer with a variety of not-for-profit and social service agencies in the areas of youth development, leadership, parenting, and school restructuring and reform. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University and his doctorate from the University of Louisville. Prior to going into private consulting, Dr. Colston worked for twenty years as a public school teacher and college professor. While a public school teacher, Dr. Colston designed and directed internship and service learning programs in high schools in Kentucky and Illinois. As an Associate Professor of Education at Georgetown College he developed and implemented professional development for the Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers established under the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Also at Georgetown College he was Program Consultant for the Georgetown College Center for Ethics and Leadership. Dr. Colston was recently appointed Director of High School Diploma and Independent Study Programs at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

In 1985 Dr. Colston was introduced to the work of H. Stephen Glenn and in 1990 he met Dr. Glenn which began a personal and professional relationship that continued until Dr. Glenn's death in 2004. In 1990 Dr. Colston was trained by Dr. Glenn to be a certified leader and master trainer for the Developing Capable Young People program (DCYP). In that capacity he has conducted over 25 DCYP Leadership Training of Trainers and over a hundred DCYP courses, workshops and presentations. Dr. Colston's professional training and experience make him a motivating and popular conference speaker, workshop leader and trainer for parent, school, church, social service and business groups that wish to learn how to utilize the principles of Developing Capable Young People. In his home community, he has served on the boards of the YMCA, the Girl Scouts, the Community Prevention Coalition and Lutheran Campus Ministries (Indiana University) and has coached an adult Special Olympics basketball team. He also serves on the Conflict Management Committee for the Indiana/Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He and his family live in Bloomington, Indiana.