No matter who they are, where they live, whatever they do with their time and what they’ll do with the rest of their lives, young people today can, should and must change the world. For centuries, adults have held sway over the condition of the villages, cities, states and nations we live in. Given the status of the environment, society, economy and violence across the planet, we need new energy, ideas and actions to show how a new world is possible.
Albert Einstein once wrote,
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
Children and youth can bring a new level of thinking to the the most challenging problems in our world today. They can also infuse the power and energy needed to put that thinking into action.
Concentrating on practical action that fosters transformation change, young people are currently reforming schools, building communities, empowering people and sustaining economies, all of which wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for children and youth. The issues they’re addressing and the ways they’re getting things done are unparalleled throughout history. However, it’s the strategies that’s most powerful.
Young people are engaged throughout their families, communities and societies in ways never before imagined using a series of strategies unmatched in the world today. They have been for more than three centuries. These strategies are sometimes seen as conflicting or competing, but in reality each of them are highly complimentary and engaging.
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The Freechild Project Founding Director