Founder, To Be Honest Theatre Club
Kayla Cohen’s path through formal education has been unconventional but one thing is certain: she’s passionate about learning. Dissatisfied with the rigid structures imposed by the current system, she carved out her own path and thinks the system is ripe for disruption: “One of my long term goals is to challenge mainstream education system's values and conduct by presenting it with what I regard to be alternative, enlightened ways of learning.” Kayla plans to do this through artistic platforms and, most critically, student initiated events.
By 2030, Kayla hopes school will be a center of exploration rather than competition; where curiosity triumphs over fear. She says “I want high schools to not be afraid of uncertainty or disorder, but to cheer the phrase 'I don't know', and to support risk taking and new initiatives. Also, information should be presented without bias and students should be encouraged to form and act upon their own understanding.”