Maverick

Voice

The Maverick Voice, designed for students grades 6 and up, activates a student-driven learning environment that builds community and fosters collaboration in the classroom. The question, 'What does it mean to be a maverick?' is our entry-point for youth inquiry into the lives of change-agents past and present, as well as local and global. Maverick Voice workshops and programs work with a wide array of learners in multiple communities that include the statewide program 'What's The Story,' Addison County Spring into the Arts Festival, and Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. 

Maverick Voice Fast Facts: 

  • Hundreds of learners have participated in sessions across the state of Vermont in locations ranging from Flynn Arts to the Bread Loaf School of English.

  •  We use a multi-session approach that deepens comprehension of texts and generates writing.

  • Inspires students to think critically and leads to civic and community engagement.

  • Compliments Social Studies and English curriculums to help achieve International Baccalaureate and Expeditionary  Learning goals

Past Events

Bread Loaf School of English Maverick Voice Workshops  July 2019

Lindsay Pontius and Craig Maravich led a workshop in collaboration with Angela Brazil (Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs). This workshop introduced our Maverick Voice program to Bread Loaf students, faculty, and artists. What an exciting day of creating and conversations on how arts practices in classrooms can uncover and deepen learning!

Maverick Voice Workshop with What's the Story VT May 9, 2018

Inspiring second session with What's the Story VT participants. These Maverick Voice students presented ideas for social change to their peers--a test run before going public with their work from the retreat.

Maverick Voice Workshops 
Spring 2019

Lindsay Pontius and Craig Maravich led a workshop in collaboration with Angela Brazil (Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs). This workshop introduced our Maverick Voice program to Bread Loaf students, faculty, and artists. What an exciting day of creating and conversations on how arts practices in classrooms can uncover and deepen learning!

Maverick Voice Workshop with What's the Story VT
March 3, 2018

A rewarding first session with the participants of What's The Story VT social action teams. Maverick Voice is a free program for secondary-school learners to become strategic and empathetic change agents, presented in association with the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.

Bread Loaf School of English Maverick Voice Workshops  July 2018

Working with Bread Load and Middlebury College, CS created unique and informative workshops for students, faculty and artists.