Project Source and Partners

The Next Generation Leadership Network is a special project of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, with major support from the Ford Foundation’s work: Youth Opportunity and Learning. In addition, we are grateful to the Office of Digital Learning at Middlebury College for collaborating on our digital spaces, including this website.

The Ford Foundation: Youth Opportunity and Learning

Today’s youth have the potential to be a force for progress and positive social change in their families, communities, and the world. Yet, too many face daunting obstacles in accessing the educational, economic, and leadership opportunities they need to develop their full potential. This is especially true for young people who are denied opportunities by the very systems that are meant to serve them. By focusing on the experiences and leadership of these young people, we create more responsive and equitable systems for all youth. (Ford FoundationYouth Opportunity and Learning)

The Write to Change Foundation

The Write to Change Foundation, established in 1996 by Dr. Dixie Goswami and Rocky Gooch, works with students, teachers, and organizations in South Carolina and beyond to promote literacy and civic engagement, to empower youth to become agents of change, and to engage youth voices and youth actions in policy.