I encourage you to review the work being done by Mikva Challenge, the HIVE Learning Network and the Why News Matters projects in Chicago. Then review ideas suggested in this blog article and this PDF essay.
Youth could not only become advocates for social issues, they can lead on-going campaigns that draw attention to issues in their own neighborhoods, or in high poverty neighborhoods. And they could draw needed resources (talent, dollars, technology, volunteers) into neighborhoods based on the needs that exist. If educators begin coaching this process as kids come into middle school kids can become technology competent, skills at communicating, advertising and network building, and can leave formal schooling with a set of skills and knowledge that most of our adult leaders don't yet have.
As you and others pursue this idea, I encourage you to create MOOCs like the ETMOOC held in Jan-March 2013, to share your ideas and projects with each other and to encourage other schools to join you.
yes but after the summer vacations when my students will report back in September
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Right now I live in Quito, Ecuador (great country) although I am Italian. I did all my studies in the US (BS through PhD).
I specialized in e-Learning; I even built a legal, totally on line high school - http://cvi.edu.ec - (in Spanish) for young adults that live in the Region with an economy of subsistence, free of charge; the only requirement is quality in their performance. The School belongs to a Foundation (NGO) - http://fuvia.org - not for profit I organized back in 2002 after following one year of on line courses at U. of Wisconsin, Madison, just after my arrival to Quito while working at a local university.
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