5 Thoughtful Student Quotes from our Trip to One Stone

Why One Stone?

One Stone is a student-led and -directed nonprofit that makes students better leaders and the world a better place. Our program empowers high school students to learn and practice 21st century skills through experiential service, innovative initiatives, social entrepreneurship, and the radical reinvention of learning.

If we want Empower to be an innovative space, we (students, families, and staff) need to see innovative spaces that expand our expectations for what schooling can be. One Stone was the last inspiration visit of our Community Design Process and it was worth the wait!

Student Quotes:

“Purpose of education is to build community”

“Education is about growing yourself. Liberation is a way to expand. No one is going to tell you ‘stop, this is the limit of what you can learn’”

“Schools are kind of like a dictatorship”

“We can bounce ideas off of each other and grow something powerful together. Together, we could grow the education we want.”

“Teachers are coaches. The students are the ones who are doing the problem-solving.”