Be the Change is a “Learning Innovators Challenge Grant” from the National Writing Project and the MacArthur Foundation in association with musician John Legend’s Show Me Campaign.
Seven area teachers and their students embarked on a year-long journey exploring poetry, art, and the power of personal expression. Almost 100 students met in February at North Central Michigan College to create together. We are grateful to mentors Shawntai Brown and Jim Gillespie, who shared their talents with the students to make the day an incredible experience.
Because we had to cancel our public celebration in June 2020, we are celebrating student writing and art virtually.