“Adam’s really dynamic and fun!”—Youth participant in a regional conference
“Adam Fletcher’s work is especially relevant in getting young people to participate in the realms of politics and critical education.”—Henry Giroux, McMaster University
“Adam is one of the most knowledgable people in the world regarding student voice and youth rights… I highly recommend him as a presenter and a writer in our field.”—Dana Mitra, Penn State University
Adam F.C. Fletcher is a speaker, writer and consultant who advocates for youth engagement for every youth in every community all of the time!
Adam works locally, nationally and internationally to advocate for youth engagement in dynamic, empowering and transformative ways. Most recently, his consultancies have included Big Brothers Big Sisters of America focused on building youth councils and the Anti-Defamation League of the Central States focused on challenging white supremacy. Adam is known internationally for his contributions to the fields of education, public health, and youth development. A popular educator and nonprofit executive by training, Adam has held various leadership roles including Executive Director of Generation YES, Coordinated School Health Manager for the Washington State Department of Health, and the first-ever Student Engagement Specialist for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Adam is a graduate of Omaha North High School and earned his B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, with graduate studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington. Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher recognized Adam as a Healthy School Hero in 2011. Today, Adam sits on several local and international advisory boards.
Adam directs three private/public projects:
- Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement—A global leader in transforming youth services, Freechild aims to engage every youth in changing the world
- SoundOut—Promoting meaningful student involvement throughout K-12 education by providing thought leadership, practical tools and other support for students, teachers, administrators and advocates
- NorthOmahaHistory.com—A hyper-local initiative focused on the people, places and events that make a predominantly low-income, African American community in the Midwest a phenomenal place
Adam F.C. Fletcher’s Plan to Re-Engage Students
WE CAN transform EVERY school to re-engage EVERY student through Meaningful Student Involvement. To show how, Adam drafted a plan called “A Strategy for Student Re-engagement for States, Districts, and K-12 Schools.”
Adam F.C. Fletcher’s Programs
These programs are available for K-12 schools and nonprofits to implement in their settings! They include training, curriculum, technical assistance, and evaluation!