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Laura Brown

Project: Making the Write Choices
Program: Youth Challenge, 2017

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.

 


 

The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.