At Long-View, we often consider the messages that children hear in the world, and one of our least favorite is this question:
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
While it sounds like an easy conversation-starter, the impact of this question is to teach kids that they aren’t capable of doing anything meaningful until they grow up. Instead, we like to ask our learners:
"What do you want to be or do now? How can you take responsibility for your world today?"
In the interest of empowering our learners to develop their sense of agency, we held our first Impact Week just before Spring Break....