Project Leader: Laura Brown
Mentor: On Point
Teenagers age 12-18 will collaborate to write and publish a book focused on violence and community action, from their own perspectives. They will be asked to write a series of “open letters” to various people in the past, present and future, like a lost family members, someone who has committed an act of violence, and their future self. The experience will teach them to express their emotions through a creative outlet, improve critical thinking and writing skills, and help them view themselves as leaders and change-agents by creating a sense of responsibility for the future generations.