Scholastic Administrator Interview with Adam Fletcher

“Meet Your New Boss,” an article by Caralee Adams, is a rambling homage to what I have named Meaningful Student Involvement, and what she simply titled student input. Adams managed to interview almost every major figure in the student voice movement in the United States, including me. Working from the question, “Ever asked students toContinue reading “Scholastic Administrator Interview with Adam Fletcher”

Interview About Inspiring Youth

A high school student from Montana sent me a few interview questions last week, and I thought I’d share my answers with you. What would you consider the best way to inspire youth to become more active? After more than 20 years experience working and teaching adults how to inspire youth, I have learned theContinue reading “Interview About Inspiring Youth”

Deseret News Interview with Adam Fletcher

Youth engagement opportunities abound to teach kids about activism, philanthropy, service By Lois M. Collins, Deseret News Published on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 10:36 p.m. MDT at SALT LAKE CITY — Cherise Udell is cooking pasta primavera for a few dozen strangers. Her daughter Sophia, 7, and Sophia’s best friend Shae Sorenson, 8, are helpingContinue reading “Deseret News Interview with Adam Fletcher”

Christian Post Interview with Adam Fletcher

“Study Shows Young People Prefer Traditional Values in Politics” Originally posted at By Gina E. Ryder, Christian Post Contributor The Christian Post, Mon, Oct. 10 2011 10:25 PM EDT A recent Gallup poll released last Thursday revealed a surge in the percentage of young adults who said the government should promote traditional values. InContinue reading “Christian Post Interview with Adam Fletcher”

District Administrator Interview with Adam Fletcher

Power to the Students! Student empowerment is becoming a catchword—and a way of life—on campuses around the country. By Ron Schachter, contributing writer for District Administration. District Administration, May 2010, Sat, 05/01/2010 – 12:00am Originally posted at When Adam Fletcher was hired as the student engagement specialist for Washington state’s education department 10 years ago, itContinue reading “District Administrator Interview with Adam Fletcher”

Questions about Youth and Politics

A student wrote today to ask the following: Since you are involve in youth orgs I would like to ask you how traditional politics affect them?  Your question could have two kinds of answers: One about youth orgs in general, and one about young people specifically.  Politics affect youth organizations in a lot of differentContinue reading “Questions about Youth and Politics”

Students as Partners in Learning: Interview with Adam Fletcher

Students As Partners In Learning: Adam Fletcher Talks About Meaningful Student Involvement ©2008 Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Originally published in the Spring/Summer 2008 edition of Education Northwest and online at Adam Fletcher knows what it’s like to have his “voice” stifled. As a high school student from the wrong side of the tracks in Omaha, he triedContinue reading “Students as Partners in Learning: Interview with Adam Fletcher”

Interesting Promotion

A new social bookmarking website called Mister Wong has interviewed me and is currently featuring my youth and student involvement-related bookmarks on their frontpage. Check it out. Following is the bio they included on the site: At the age of 14 Adam Fletcher led an environmental justice campaign in his local high school. Since thenContinue reading “Interesting Promotion”