Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher Advocating Youth Engagement in Schools

There is an engagement gap facing every school today, and Adam Fletcher can help you bridge that gap. Based in research and experience, Adam facilitates professional development for educators, training for students, project consultation for education agencies, and much more. He speaks at conferences, writes for journals and periodicals, and has authored several books. Following […]

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Engage or Die

Its cliche to say we live in trying times. But suffering is never cliche, and social justice isn’t a fad. The Challenge More than ever, people need to connect and make meaning of their own life. If we were merely passive recipients of a pre-made society, we wouldn’t need connections beyond those that are obviously beneficial […]

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The Crisis of Disengagement—A Tip Sheet by Adam Fletcher

Personal Engagement is the sustained connection a person has to the world within themselves. —Adam F. C. Fletcher In places throughout our society, people are wrestling with a challenge that feels insurmountable: People just don’t care, they aren’t showing up, or they’re not doing what we need them to, what they’re supposed to do, or even what […]


Today’s Poem: Requim for Antiq

Requim for Antiq The Garvey Projects were never a Sunday walk but parents still strolled through ball shots and beatbox Uneasy rhythms of daily living Laughing, vibrant and full of life Antiq Hennis was a baby a boy in a stroller strolling Livonia Avenue and Bristol Street on the downbeat Brownsville Suddenly, a release trigger […]

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Envisioning Heartspace

Man is but a network of relationships and these alone matter to him.  – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry   Every morning is a call to action, a demand for movement, a whisper of enticement, and an insistence to go on. Heartspace compels us to connect every day in every way we possibly can. If you want to […]

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The Government’s Responsibility To Young People

A few days ago I made an unusual sidestep and argued that national and community service programs should supplant government funding with local sources of funding, and scale back accordingly. This is unusual for several reasons, the primary among them being that I believe it is the paramount duty of a democratic government to ensure […]