Pine Tree Pulse Episode 6: Can We Revitalize Democracy through High School Students?


John Holdridge, Director of Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement at Waynflete School, joins the podcast to discuss the Can We? Project and its attempts to inspire and teach young people in Maine about civic involvement.

Also joining is Will Barmby, a senior at Waynflete and two-year participant in the Can We? Project. He is also an intern with Maine Policy Institute, having been introduced to MPI through his involvement with Can We?

John and Will join CEO, Matt Gagnon, and Director of Legislative Affairs, Jake Posik, for a discussion of the history of the project, MPI’s involvement, and what the future of Maine and America’s civic culture looks like. Listen to the full episode below.