A dozen young leaders from across the area gathered last Thursday to help craft the Marana Manifesto, part of the state-wide Manifesto Project.
The process involved more than an hour of conversation and exchanging ideas. Participants were asked to complete three statements with the most popular responses becoming part of the state project, which involved more than 50 meetings across Arizona.
Our team’s responses were varied and reflective of what people age 18-40 believe would improve our state.
OUR GENERATION IS…
*A small minority of young leaders who are champing at the bit to lead change and be the change.
*Passionate and driven, but need more traction to reach potential.
*Resourceful and willing to think outside the box.
*Aware of life-work balance.
I WOULD STAY IN ARIZONA FOREVER IF…
*I could actively apply my degree and have continued opportunity for growth in my field.
*The state was more forward-leaning and progressive.
*The education system was improved for my future children.
*Diversity was embraced, valued, and celebrated.
*There was continued job growth in a variety of fields.
I WILL LEAD THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE BY…
*Being advised of issues facing my state and community and voting in accordance with the change I wish to see.
*Setting a positive example.
*Being involved in the community and helping raise awareness of current issues.
*Introducing international and socially innovative ideas into my community.
*Pursuing leadership opportunities.
Sparked by the Center for the Future of Arizona’s The Arizona We Want 2.0 report, The Manifesto Project aims to capture the voice of a generation of young adults in Arizona.