What We’re Doing and Why We’ve Gathered

What I’ve learned in this short amount of time at Broad Loaf Next Generation is that regardless of where these leaders are from, a lot of the central issues they’re focused on are related or interconnected in some way, shape, or form. This uncovered-unity seems crucial for expanding and strengthening this network in the future. Although the groups tackle these issues in different ways, from documentaries to legislature, you can see everyone of these students are passionate about the topic they’re working with. Not only are the students motivated within their groups, but it’s also beautiful to see how students can inspire other students who live on the other side of the country. Seeing how students can spark a flame for another peer, I feel confident that this program has a long, refreshing, and productive future ahead.

The whole idea behind this network is extremely empowering to us students, because we can continue to break barriers and diverge from stereotypes about what kids actually are passionate about, hopefully opening most adults’ eyes

Once this structure is laid out, hopefully students will be able to frequently and productively connect with others, sharing ideas and furthering their work as a young leader. Due to the refreshing, new ideas this network is powered by, I am genuinely excited and inspired to see where this network goes, and the communities it will continue to uplift.

Katie McKenna

4 Responses to “What We’re Doing and Why We’ve Gathered

  • Thanks, Katie. What are you and Alani ( @awilliams ) going to be talking about and thinking about together?
    Love,
    Dad : )

  • Katie, Thank you so much for this beautiful, thoughtful post. My breath caught in my chest when I read: “Not only are the students motivated within their groups, but it’s also beautiful to see how students can inspire other students who live on the other side of the country.” This is beautiful and inspirational. To be in this space and to have the opportunity to work with youth like you keeps me moving. Thank you.
    I do wonder about your comment: “Once this structure is laid out, hopefully students will be able to frequently and productively connect with others, sharing ideas and furthering their work as a young leader.” Do you think we will ever get this structure “laid out”? I wonder….
    Thank you again, Katie. Working, writing, and laughing with you is a joy.
    Ceci

  • @tmckenna Hey, we have decided to work on getting children interested and invested into learning. In our communities students go to school because they’re obligated by law. We want kids to actually enjoy learning and going to school.

  • Alani and Katie,
    Woohoo! Going to school because you want to, not because you are obligated to is a great project. How do you think you might get youth to want to go to school? What immediate reaction can school provide for these youth?
    Ceci

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