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Tuesday, March 13 • 8:45am - 10:00am
VIRTUAL: How to Change the World: A Student-Led, Traveling Course on Civic Engagement

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DUE TO THE SNOW STORM, WE'VE GONE VIRTUAL! Join us by Google Hangout at bit.ly/lis2018 and view our slide deck at bit.ly/h2ctw_lis18

In “How to Change the World,” an extended learning opportunity course at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island, students develop and act upon a working theory about the change they want to affect in the world. All year, students select, design, and facilitate field trips and events to learn about the work that local activists, politicians, lawyers, and professionals are doing to change the world—and to get involved in their work. Students also plan and fundraise for a week-long trip to Washington DC in April.

In this session, How to Change the World students and their teacher, Seth Kolker, will: (1) demonstrate the capacity of youth to design academic and experiential programs, (2) create space for reflection on structural barriers to equity and the power of student voice, and (3) share a replicable model of an ELO that includes domestic homestays for low-income youth.

Participants will leave with ideas for replicating the How to Change the World model in their own schools.


Emarys Cruz

Student, Central Falls High School

Todd Deslauriers

Student, Central Falls High School

Rogelio Gomez

Student, Central Falls High School
avatar for Seth Kolker

Seth Kolker

Math Teacher, Central Falls High School

Alex Morales

Student, Central Falls High School

Evan Quezada

Student, Central Falls High School

Jasmine Rios

Student, Central Falls High School

Tuesday March 13, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am EDT