Becoming a leader can be a challenging process. In Inside Out, student writers at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies offer thoughtful and compassionate reflections on their experiences as peer leaders. Through personal narratives, these young authors reflect on how to achieve success in a negative environment, how to navigate the journey to adulthood, and more.
Perhaps most importantly, they invite us to critically reflect on our perceptions, understandings, and assumptions about what it means to be both a teenager and a leader.
USING THIS PUBLICATION IN THE CLASSROOM
How do we inspire students to become leaders? First, we ought to help them believe they can become one. Inside Out is a powerful example of what budding leaders can achieve with perseverance and a desire to help others. We invite you to use this text to inspire your students to reflect not only on the meaning of leadership, but also on how they can become more active members of their school community.