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Youth Writing for Justice Videos

Finding the Light on the Opposite Shore 

We invite you to join our mini lesson in experiencing where a story is going, once the writing has been developed for 8-10 weeks.   In a truly bilingual program, Spanish, English and Portuguese speaking students from Patchogue/Medford High School write side by side with interns from St. Joseph’s college, learning one another’s languages as they explore how to turn their memories into memoirs powerful enough to reach a reading stranger’s heart. Read More and Watch here .

Stories for Youth Justice/ Celebrating the Power of Student Voices

We invite you to watch our video presentation of the culminating reading of Stories for Youth Justice, featuring student readers from LIU Post University and Westbury High School, following a rich semester of writing in which young people celebrated their challenges, journeys and roots, as they experimented with the memoir form.  Watch one reading at a time, to savor the rich rhythms of the Creole and Latino backgrounds that add to the power of so many of the words.  Or experience the whole sequence, as one student after another finds a way to write from the heart. Watch the video here .

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