By Riley Grasso
“Kids see things in a different way. Take a look at the student climate strike that a 16-year-old girl in Sweden started. Greta Thunberg, who is currently on the cover of TIME magazine, started striking from school on Fridays last fall. She started a movement where 1263 strikes happened in 107 countries last Friday, May 24.” – Brad Feld, on his blog post about Dream Tank on May 28
If a sixteen year old girl in Sweden can amass such a following and inspire change like that, imagine what our own kids could inspire.
My name is Riley, and I’m 20 years old. Growing up, I was encouraged to pursue my passions, but I felt trapped in our current job system where I would go to school, pay ludicrous amounts of tuition, and then get stuck in a nine to five job for the rest of my life. I didn’t know how my passions could help me, or what pursuing them would really bring to the table.
I’ve joined Dream Tank’s team because I rarely see programs that empower young minds to this degree. They’ve given me hope as to how our younger generation’s passions are changing the world, and through this dream team, I can give others that same hope.
Our kids have unlimited potential that can often be overlooked by how older generations think. With that said, there is beauty in the unique way they think. Kids can see things that adults might have a harder time seeing. They have their own ideas and solutions to modern problems that our current world is facing. Kids’ ideas should be nurtured into something that can grow, something that can spread and make the world a better place. They are our future, and they should be able to shape that future. Dream Tank gives kids the tools to do just that.
Join us on this epic journey – sign your kids up today for one of our summer camps!