Adam Fletcher is an adult advocate for youth engagement in schools and communities.
The knowledge that young people are changing the world today and adults are vital in these efforts is central to everything Adam does. But living an engaged life can be tough. There are a lot of forces that want children, youth and adults to be apathetic, complacent and obedient. While that can work for individuals, its tearing apart our schools, neighborhoods and society. Through his consulting, special projects, speeches, training and writing, Adam promotes alternatives.
As the founder of The Freechild Project, SoundOut and more than 50 other youth engagement projects, Adam has spent years reflecting on and sharing his learning. Throughout his 20+ year career, he has written over 50 books and over 100 published articles, and spoke at more than 100 conferences in several countries. Adam earned his bachelors focused on critical pedagogy and youth studies from The Evergreen State College and conducted graduate studies at the University of Washington in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Today, he leads CommonAction Consulting, as well as writing, speaking and training worldwide.