Kathleen Cushman


As a journalist and documentarian, I collaborate with diverse youth around the U.S. and abroad, bringing their voices to bear on the complex challenges that affect their lives and learning.

As a speaker and presenter, I work with educational institutions to connect the direct input of youth with promising practices in secondary schools and colleges.

As a writer and publishing consultant, I produce print and mixed-media materials for clients seeking fresh and accessible ways to make their work widely available.

I bring forty years of experience and new learning to this work, and I am committed to producing the highest quality work, on deadline.

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Writer And speaker  •  Raising youtH voices


Student motivation and mastery in middle and high school

College access and success for first-generation and low-income students

Adolescent literacy and youth publishing projects

Documenting change and transformation in schools and colleges

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Check out my new e-book,

The Motivation Equation! Available for iPad and iPhone through the free Next Generation Press app!