The Edward Kennedy Institute is a destination for anyone! Here visitors learn about civic learning and engagement. Students are exposed to our government in an awe inspiring way. They become a future senator the minute they walk through the doors. The interactive exhibits draw guests into the world of Edward Kennedy and his legacy. With the election on the horizon there is an election wall tracking progress of candidates. There is also a place where visitors can learn things like how a bill becomes a law. When guests are ushered into the Senate Chamber they literally feel like their world has been transformed, as you are standing in such an important room. Thinking about all the decisions that have been made in a room just like this is astounding. The Institute offers a rich history, as well as a place for our future leaders to learn and grow.
As I listened to Daveed Diggs rap his own songs and Leslie Odom Jr., sing his from his new jazz material I was also reminded that creativity empowers us all. Our young leaders need time to explore, make decisions, collaborate, speak publically, and take risks. This is what the classroom of today needs to offer.