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'I want to be a doctor' may not mean what you think

By Joanna Tzenis

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

"Police officer!"
"Basketball player!"
"Scientist!"
"Teacher!"
"Musician!"
"Elsa!" (That was what my 3.5 year old told her preschool teacher when asked.)

It's a common question to ask youth. But what does the answer really mean?

Can our programs foster societal change?

By Joshua Kukowski

I've had the privilege of teaching some sessions to some local youth program managers.  At the end of each session, many want to know if they are actually making a difference.  I always answer "yes", because they of course are! I tell them that their work is important and each of them is a key person in a young person's life. But it doesn't seem to resonate with them and I can't quite figure out why.  It may be because they want to make an impact beyond the individuals they serve.