Central Falls High School teacher Seth Kolker wrote:
The goal for our course on “How to Change the World” is simple and bold: by the end of the year, each student will have a working theory of how they want to change the world. All year, we’re going to meet inspiring student activists, lawyers, non-profit leaders, community volunteers, and elected officials who are working to make local change happen. And in April, we’ll travel to Washington, DC for a weeklong trip students are planning themselves.
And so they did.
It was, in a word, amazing.
I talked with the students about how curiosity just might help change the world.
The students’ visit also provided an opportunity for an exciting cross-collaboration between Arlington Independent Media’s TV and radio productions. I was delighted to partner with Nathan Bynum and his Youth Can Change the World program to feature the budding activists.
Check out the Choose to be Curious shop!
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I hadn’t thought about the effect seeing their own words — designed, and in print — would have on the students.
It was profound.
I told them: if you stop and listen to one another, you’ll hear how eloquent you are.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the students of Central Falls High School: