As you can imagine the youth of today are a little riled up when it comes to our world and the direction it is heading. While this may be the norm for all younger generations, I get a sense it is magnified at the moment.
Today, I speak with Lincoln Bacal a student at the Venture Academy School in Minnesota in the USA. She is a passionate and articulate advocate for youth issues and attends an entrepreneurial focused school that lets her explore her passions and, in her case, act on them.
Lincoln is passionate about giving young people the opportunity to engage in student-centered learning and becoming effective change agents in the process of the transformation of learning. She is a member of Venture’s Changemakers team, a student-led group supporting Venture’s shift to deeper student centered practices.
She helps to promote diversity and inclusion in the historically white, upper middle-class Minnesota Youth in Government program as a member of its state leadership and candidate for Lt. Governor. She also interned for the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Citizens League, a nonpartisan public policy think tank in St. Paul.