Addie Welch


Contact Addie:

Addie is a former Project Success student thrilled to facilitate just and joyful community with young people! After graduating from South High School, Addie took a gap year to farm in Mexico. They went on to study American Studies and Educational Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where they spent most of their free time drumming with the African Music Ensemble. One of their favorite experiences as a student was studying theater for social change with the Pachaysana collective in Pintag, Ecuador, for a semester in 2020. They are passionate about queer liberation, cooperative living, and building a community of care for their students, much like their Facilitators did for them. You can find them on the Southside playing softball in the park, making dinner with their roommates, or playing guitar on someone’s porch!

Favorite musicians:

Adrianne Lenker and Nina Simone

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush

Favorite books:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Favorite movies:

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Miyazaki)

Favorite food:

Anything that my roommates and I cook and eat together!

Favorite quote:

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” -Audre Lorde

Favorite subjects in school:

AP Language Arts with Ms. Hodge and Band with Mr. Sayre

Favorite theater experience:

I loved being able to invite my family to see free shows in the Twin Cities with me as a PS student. It made me feel proud that I could offer them an opportunity to experience something new and exciting together.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

The Minnesota North Shore

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A green thumb like my mom’s to grow the best veggies!

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

Sowah Mensah, my African music instructor in college

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

A librarian or a garbage truck driver