In order to support student-led education at LumenKids we use leader facilitators to guide learning. In a leader facilitator model students and facilitators acknowledge a common partnership in their educational journey. Facilitators honor the inherent wisdom youth carry and create an atmosphere to explore, question, analyze and interpret. This yin-yang relationship allows a young person to take more responsibility for the topics they engage in and the portfolio of learning they will accumulate at the end of a Lumen program.
Leaders strike a careful balance between cultivating freedom and agency in students to pursue their own passions, and well-crafted lessons to spark and ignite new approaches, skills and perceptions. Lumen Leaders are first and foremost advocates for children and strive to build bonds with them, challenge them, support them and build with them so each and every Lumen student can find their brightest versions of themselves.