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Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
Get Engaged and Change the World
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Get Engaged and Change the World

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Adam Fletcher's 2009 keynote presentation from the Washington State Youth Leadership Summit in Everett, Washington.

Adam Fletcher's 2009 keynote presentation from the Washington State Youth Leadership Summit in Everett, Washington.

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  • 1. The Freechild Project – www.freechild.org Connecting Young People and Social Change
  • 2. Get Engaged… Change The World!
  • 3. Creativity issues Economic issuesEducation issues Identity issues Democracy issues Rights issuesSocial issues
  • 4. "Our youth are not failing the system; thesystem is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated theworst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare." - Rachel Jackson
  • 5. Identity issues Rights issues •Adults •Adultism •Gay, bisexual, lesbian, •Ephebiphobia transsexual, transgendered, •Corporal Punishment queer, and questioning youth •CurfewsJob discriminationCreativity issues •Homeless youth •Juvenile Injustice &•Arts Incarceration •Intergenerational•Censorship •Lowering the voting age partnerships•Hip hop •Youth rights •Parents•Youth media •Youth issues •Rural issues •Youth activismEconomic issues •Urban issues •Youth media•Commercialism Democracy issues •Youth rights•Globalization•Illegal child labor •Community planning Social issues involvement •Education reform•Poverty •Involvement in decision- •FundingEducation issues making •Sex education•Homeschooling •Foster care involvement •Anti-war and nonviolence•School reform (offsite) •Foundation involvement •Education•Sex education •Government involvement •Politics•Students rights in schools •Nonprofit involvement •Racism•Teaching about social change in •Research representation •Environmentschool •School involvement •Sustainable agriculture•The Ends of Grading •Public health•Unschooling
  • 6. Snapshot of Action:Newsboys Strike1890s100,000 boys, 6-14 years oldGot increased moneyGot fewer hoursInspired millions
  • 7. Snapshot of Action:American Youth Congress1930sSpoke to CongressRaised awarenessChampioned by Eleanor RooseveltLed to National Youth Administration
  • 8. Snapshot of Action:Youth Liberation Press1970sCompletely youth-ledPrinted 1000s of youth-focusedpublicationsSustained by Youth Communications
  • 9. Snapshot of Action:Youth Involvement1990sYouth ForumsYouth CouncilsYouth/Adult PartnershipsYouth-Led Media
  • 10. Snapshot of Action:YOU?!?2010s•••
  • 11. "Students should not only be trained to live in a democracy when they grow up;they should have the chance to live in one today." – Alfie Kohn
  • 12. Thus the dream becomes not oneman’s dream alone,But a community dream.Not my dream alone, but ourdream.Not my world alone,But your world and my world,Belonging to all the hands whobuild. from “Freedom’s Plow” by Langston Hughes

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