- Age Range: 12 and up
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 1st edition (December 15, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805047875
- ISBN-13: 978-0805047875
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,067,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Future Is Ours: A Handbook for Student Activists in the 21st Century Paperback – December 15, 1996
Top Customer Reviews
stuff, you know we all learn a lot and improve with experience -- and when
we get started, we all have A LOT to learn. Even after all I've done, I
found The Future Is Ours really helpful. The amount of detail that the book
goes into, and the worksheets, help you keep organized when you're in the
middle of everything -- it's all the stuff I didn't realize I didn't know
yet, down on paper and ready to use. The chapters I've read and used have
made me a lot better at organizing and working with people. It's something
you should read when you're getting started and keep on the shelf for the
other times you'll need to thumb through for ideas. I wish I'd had it back
in high school.
"A wonderfully and sensibly useful book, full of information for all those hungry, thirsty idealists who search for help in figuring
out how to move from thought to action."-Robert Coles
"In THE FUTURE IS OURS, John Bartlett has created a guidebook essential to any young activist planning to make ripples in the
world. Whether she is volunteering for the first time with a human rights group, starting her own recycling initiative, founding an
AIDS awareness campaign or running for public office in her home town, the committed idealist will need this book in her back
pocket. Combining practical information with the voices of successful young activists in the field, Bartlett provides both advice
and concrete examples of what works. Hunter Schofield's road map to navigating local government, for example, or
NARAL/NY program director Stephanie Creaturo's suggestions on starting after-school pregnancy prevention programs in
uncooperative school districts give readers a vivid impression of life in the trenches. Armored with these accounts and Bartlett's
extensive step-by-step guide to getting started, young people who want to make a difference will enter the next century
equipped to transform their communities."-Chloe Breyer, co-founder, Who Cares?
"THE FUTURE IS OURS is inspirational, empowering, and eminently practical. Our generation faces some big problems, but tools
like this book are tremendous allies for anyone who wants to work for positive change. Thank you, John Bartlett. You have
inspired me more than you will ever know."-Ocean Robbins, 22-year-old founder of Youth for Environmental Sanity,
co-author of CHOICES FOR OUR FUTURE
Even though the book was published several years ago, all these chapters are still totally relevant and useful (except maybe the chapter on using the Internet to organize). I also really like the "Success Stories" in the book that tell what other students around the world have done, and the inspiring "Words of Wisdom" from people like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Al Gore, Rachel Carson, and others.
The Future Is Ours really is what it says -- "a handbook for student activists in the 21st century." I hope a lot of people use it.