Brave, Ambitious, and Vulnerable

Education Youth

Jeremy Kreusch discusses the unusual criteria for selecting members of the Teen Creative Agency.

Our criteria for choosing TCA members is sort of strange. We look for people who have the right combination of bravery and vulnerability. And what's interesting about people when they first come into the program is that they have lots of ambition, but they don't necessarily know how to use it. And that's my favorite part about the word agency; it means the power to act. It is the goal of things like social, emotional learning, professional skills. It's the power to use those skills like confidence and empathy to a real end.

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