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NextGen-VT: What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team

Evolved Citizenship

What’s the Story? (WtS) empowers young people in secondary schools across Vermont to become informed, strategic, and empathic change agents on topics of social concern. At no cost to students or schools, WtS nurtures and networks self-reflective young leaders through authentic, challenging, and collaborative work. WtS is an innovative, credit-bearing course that invites middle and high school students from across Vermont to work in teams that are united by a common passion around a topic of social concern. Cohorts of young leaders extend across geographies, schools, ages, and academic interests and are connected to a national network of teachers and young people that are pedagogically and practically committed to  responsible and involved citizenship. This network has emerged from the teaching and learning at Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English and is a cornerstone of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.

Social Action Team Community Mentors

Youth Advisory Board Members

  • Lena Ashooh – (email)
  • Farren Stainton – (email)

Youth Leaders

  • Emily Pecsok
  • Eva Rocheleau
  • Elsa Lindenmeyr