The East Side Monthly reports on our grantee School One, whose ‘Working Stories‘ program based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, was made possible by Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts U.S. initiative.
Since 2007, School One has thrived as an independent high school, here on East Side, offering innovative hands-on learning opportunities and experiences to its students. One such experience is a humanities class called Working Stories, based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell.
Students in the class are paired with adults ages 55 and older to develop stories, practice performance techniques, and advance their writing craft. Together, the pairs create a series of stories reflective of their personal experiences and receive feedback from three teaching artists.
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