May 30, 2013
We've often been asked if we had a "summer bucket list" for teens that we could share. This year, we decided to search the web for lists posted by young people across the country, age 13 - 15, and create a summer bucket list for teens by teens. Here's what we came up with.
We invite you to share this list with students or kids you know and use it as a spring(summer) board to come up with your own ideas—perhaps ideas more suited to your own circumstances. (We're also aware that many of the ideas listed below are female-centric; it seems that most of the teens who put their summer bucket list online were, you guessed it, female.)
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“There’s a radical—and wonderful—new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world.”
– Deborah Meier, educator