Alberta Ministry of Education

Adam consulted the Student Engagement Initiative at the Alberta Ministry of Education in Edmonton from 2010-2012. Teaching the Ministry staff about his Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement, Adam consulted adult partners on next steps and possibilities for the initiative. Adam wrote an extensive student engagement research review for the Ministry, and detailed international best practices for them from the US, the UK, and Australia.

In 2011, Adam keynoted at the annual SpeakOut Conference for 700 students, teachers, administrators, and Dave Hancock, the Minister of Education.

 


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Firestarter Youth Empowerment Program

Adam contracted with the Village of Caroline, Alberta Family and Community Support Services to develop and deliver a youth empowerment program called Firestarter between 1997 and 2000. Caroline is a rural community that sits on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. Contracting with Adam to design and facilitate a youth empowerment program over three consecutive years, local middle and high students participated in what has become the popular FireStarter Youth Empowerment CurriculumFirestarter Youth Empowerment Curriculum was first published by The Freechild Project in 2001, and again by the Points of Light Foundation in 2002.

 

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