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Michelle HallMichelle Hall
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Observing the folks in Raleigh NC – they also do all the work at the meetings. They have at least two, sometimes three meetings in preparation for the cafe.

When we used to have two cafes per month in each of four towns in NM (this is how we started our cafes and why Mike has white hair and I have lots of grey), we had a much more engaged teen leadership. They got to know one another better and the cafe was on their mind more often, which led to better follow through. Otherwise, teens are no different than adults – when something is out of sight – it is out of mind and does not get done.

So, I think the trick is to have more contact with the kids in meetings.