NC State alumna writes book to help teens succeed

March 30, 2011
By Bill Krueger
Sylvia Crudup

Sylvia Crudup

An NC State alumna has written a new book to help teenagers succeed even if they don’t have a strong support system at home or school.

Sylvia Crudup ’69, ’79 MED, ’91 EDD has written “Lifted: A Young Person’s Guide to Self-Motivation and Success.” Crudup wrote the book, which was recently released by Tate Publishing, with James Bethea.

“Too many young people drop out of high school today because of a lack of support systems,” Crudup says. “They make the decision to quit in middle school, and the fact that 7,000 teenagers drop out of school each school day is more cause for alarm than even youth obesity.”

Crudup says her book contains seven keys to success, including the importance of young people having mentors and the need to communicate well.

Crudup, a counselor who has worked as a consultant to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, lives in Franklinton.

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