Thanks to the hard work of our students last year and the amazing response from our school community to 111th and Roberts, we are lucky enough to keep Voice of Witness class going for another year! These passionate and talented seniors hope to build off of the momentum and movement towards a more empathetic school community that last year's class started, but are excited to add their own unique twists and projects. While the core values of VoW that focus on creating a movement of outrospection and empathy through the vehicle of oral history remain the same, what this class will create to promote these values is something totally new. Unlike last year, we won't have one final product of a book as our main focus and instead get to tap into the array of talent and interests of our students to come up with several different projects and ways to share stories that will continue to honor the stories shared in 111th & Roberts while adding all new voices and stories to mix as well. Some ideas that are brewing right now involve utilizing GPS mapping software to create a digital story map of our community, creating a play based on the oral history stories shared, and even hosting school and community-wide events that help create forums for students, teachers and community members to come together and learn more about each other. To keep up with this exciting new class and follow all their projects throughout the year, sign up for our weekly student-written newsletter here.