There is power in stories. Through stories, we learn to experience the emotions and thoughts of the characters, and feel as they do. Through stories, we learn the histories of those before us, and feel inspired for what's ahead. In this program, we want students to feel empowered to tell their stories, share their experiences, and empathize with each other through their personal stories.

Students will be able to

  • Introspect and complete a creative writing exercise that focuses on their individual experiences.
  • Perform active listening to better understand and internalize the stories of other students.
  • Ask respectful questions to one another to better understand the emotions and thoughts of the individuals in those stories.
  • Identify the key perspectives, emotions, and learning opportunities of a story.
  • Respectfully read the story of other students and apply their learnings from previous dialogues with one another.