Priorities for Youth?

Homelessness, joblessness, poor educational experiences, violence, sexual violence… To think of all the problems affecting children and youth today, and yet I have the nerve to rally against adultism?

My experience has shown me that we must create an architecture of engagement that systematically and strategically positions young people as the radical agents of democracy we need them to be. In this capacity they can rally against the problems they see affecting themselves and the communities they belong to. Children and youth can choose for themselves, just like we choose everyday whether we’re going to take action and what we’re going to address. According educational opportunities and positions are required, but you get the idea.

As adult allies to children and youth I think it’s our job to change the situations we have control over. The change I’m calling for is nothing less than the re-envisioning of the roles of all young people throughput society. That’s my starting point- what’s yours?

— This is Adam Fletcher’s blog originally posted at http://www.YoungerWorld.org. For more see http://www.bicyclingfish.com

Published by Adam Fletcher Sasse

I'm a creative who researches, writes, draws and promotes the history of North Omaha, Nebraska. I also write prose and poetry. When I'm not following my hobby, I'm an advocate for youth power who speaks, researches, consults and supports young people changing the world.

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