Matt Liston

Youth Educator

Matt grew up in Colorado and studied history-political science at Colorado College. After graduating in 2013, he completed a Public Allies Teaching Fellowship at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, CO. Matt then worked at a wilderness therapy program in Wisconsin before spending a year in Jordan as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Matt moved to Rochester in the fall of 2017. He enjoys cooking, spending time in the city’s parks, and studying Spanish and Arabic. Matt believes that all young people have the ability to transform their communities for the better. He also believes that every young person deserves the opportunities, resources, and support to be able to make that change. In his work with youth, Matt facilitates experiences that provide opportunities for young people to build self-awareness, resilience, and creative problem-solving skills.

Blog posts by Matt Liston

Circles and Beloved Community

When I’m getting to know someone, I like to ask them the question, “What were you like in middle school?” I like this question because it helps me learn about …

Where is Nonviolence Hiding Today?

More and more I am realizing that nonviolence shows up in many places throughout our daily lives. In the past few weeks, I have enjoyed discovering new places where nonviolence …