There’s a myth about youth leaders. Somewhere inside our society there’s a belief that youth leadership is a born skill, and that youth leaders always have to be the same people doing the same things. This is witnessed by the recurrance of popular youth leadership programs and their homogenized populations. Middle class white kids make up much of these ranks, and well I don’t want them to be without opportunities, I do want more young people to be more engaged throughout society.
What does it take to realize the vision of “every youth a leader”? That’s what I’m working to find – how about you?
— This is Adam Fletcher’s blog originally posted at http://www.YoungerWorld.org. For more see http://www.bicyclingfish.com