A lot of us working with youth today came from hard times. Whether we came from adversity or trauma, or if we grew up in challenging ways, we have to take care of our heart. The times we live in today are conscientious and aware of how these hard times affect us. This article is about surviving youth. Your youth. Knowing our youth and how that story shapes us now is key for us to redefine the power structures we all live in.
“There has to be a better way,” I thought to myself. Is it possible to create an organization with healthy relationships among highly capable and self-regulated adults? it possible to be profitable, purpose-driven and share power throughout the organization? Is it possible to be collaborative and still get things done? Is it possible that work with others can be life giving as opposed to life draining?