“Simply allowing students to speak up would improve the quality of education as it would allow them to be more interested in what they are learning and leads to better teaching.” – Alex Wirth, USA | daily edventures:
At some point here on Daily Edventures, you may have heard me say, “The world can’t wait for students to graduate in order to make a difference.” When you meet Alex Wirth, it’s perfectly clear why I believe this to be the case. Wirth, who is currently a student at Harvard University, is an advocate for youth involvement in government, community service, and especially service learning. He is a fellow at the Forum for Youth Investment where he has been working on a project to create a Presidential Youth Council. He was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, where he serves as the youngest member and chairs the youth working group – a first-of-its-kind initiative at the U.S. State Department. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post, and a member of the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, the board of directors of Youth Service America and the National Youth Association. To say he is making a difference is an understatement.