On Wednesday, February 26, I spoke to students at Plymouth/Canton high school. One campus, three school buildings, 6300 students — a high school complex that is larger than many colleges! I spoke to the students there about my entrepreneurship journey, and celebrated the social and technological changes that have occurred over the past 50 years — changes that have yielded more diversity, opportunity, and challenges for their generation. I challenged the students to identify problems in their own communities and think about devising solutions. Many of the students seemed to resonate with the message, and seemed ready to go out and change the world.
In between my two speaking sessions, I was hosted for lunch by the building principals. We were served in a cafe staffed by students at the high school who are preparing for culinary careers. If the meal I had is any indication, their future is bright indeed!
I’d like to thank the staff and students at Plymouth/Canton/Salem for hosting me, and to board member Adrienne Davis for connecting me with the school system. I always find it invigorating to speak to high school students, because they are preparing to embark on their own independent journeys, and they are full of potential.