Intergenerational Writing Project
Youth preserve local history through writing. Youth will interact with older citizens, share and record their stories, and discover the wealth of history in their town. This project will foster a sense pride and a connection to the community.
Youth will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of their community.
This activity will help youth realize the ways that writing has served as an historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
Youth develop an understanding of the value of a service learning project as they realize their responsibility to contribute to the community in positive ways.
Youth will interact with older citizens in order to make intergenerational connections in the community, discover the wealth of history around us, and develop pride in and a sense of connection to their community.
Youth will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.