Maddy Dietz - 2021 Changemaker Award Honoree, Interlochen Arts Academy
Maddy is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, and is a Girl Scout Juliette and GSRV Press Corps founder. She moved to Minnesota from Texas and took an active role at Girl Scouts River Valleys right away. Maddy is on the Girl Leadership Board and Gold Award recipient, using the curriculum she wrote for that to teach creative writing workshops. She is a nationally recognized poet, an avid writer, and is passionate about equity in creative education.
Maddy believes that a Changemaker will listen and consider other people while making change. If they’re trying to make change in a vacuum, they’re only making change for themself. It’s vital to include other people in the work they do. She also believes a Changemaker is brave, trying things even if they’re 95 percent certain it won’t work out and making room for that five percent chance.