In 2009, our youth organizers identified racism as a central problem in their schools and communities. They also identified personal storytelling as the most effective form of action, and set to work gathering stories from their peers. After 18 months of work, they had an incredible anthology full of discussion questions, quotes, artwork, and resources for action – oh yeah, and 25 stories.
In the past three years, Speak Up! A Personal Stories Project has been featured at conferences around the country, and is being used in schools across the nation.
This book has been so successful that it’s sparked several other projects, including the just-published Out Of The Blue, produced by Phillips Academy Andover. To check out their exciting publication, click here.
To schedule a teen-led workshop using Speak Up! as a resource, or if you’re an educator looking for supplemental activities, give us a call!