Bassim Eledath is on a mission to change the world through Maverick Youth. Find out how here.
A foreign language education matters. Here’s why its important that Americans know how to say more than, “Where is the bathroom?” in a foreign language.Read more "Why Do American High Schools Not Value Languages?"
Aged and wizened adults kindly remind me that I am no longer ten and cannot, in fact, pretend that I can be whatever I want. The construction paper posters and crayon awards that plastered my walls in elementary school are now obsolete little lies that are quietly slipped in with Thursday’s trash.Read more "The Fairytale of Growing Up"
July 10th 2015: the day that dramatically changed the life of every young Greek Cypriot around the age of 18 for good. Around that time of the year every adolescent of the 1997 generation, was called by the government to serve in the Cypriot National Guard and fulfil his army conscription for the next 2 […]Read more "A Soldier’s Perspective of the Cypriot Military : A Conflicted Legacy"
When the 2014-2015 school year came around, I was expecting less multiple-choice questions and more debates, projects, and creativity. And what did I get? I got the same as every other year: Scantron tests and never ending lectures.Read more "Here’s Why Common Core Failed Students Like Me Last Year"
As a kid, the only true consistent part of any extracurricular I took part in (whether it was soccer or a science fair) was the blue ribbon I received at the end of it.Read more "The Problem With Today’s Blue Ribbon Mentality"
Before I could vote–before I had a voice in my own government–public policy was determining, and jeopardizing, my future. I feel that the struggle to change the course my generation is traveling in is independent of partisan politics and rests squarely upon our shoulders.Read more "What Michelle Obama Taught Me About Activism"