This summer, students from the (HS)2 summer academic program wrote poetry, prose, and created artwork around a pertinent social issue. Listen in as they share their perspectives on the world and how it's influenced by their life experience.
Every summer in Carbondale, the High School High Scholar program, also known as (HS)2, hosts 75 first-generation high school students for 5 weeks of rigorous classes and exciting outdoor adventures. Listen here to the incredible voices of a few of those students performing music and poetry for their annual talent show, Coffee House.
Carbondale Community School shares the fruits of their community garden by turning a learning space into a Compassion Project. Extra food produced will be donated to LiftUp while the kids continue to grow as much as possible this summer.
The Andy Zanca Youth Empowement Program presents local community experts and students sharing their opinions and experience using restorative justice (R.J.) to rectify harm and solve conflicts among youth. Jonathan Greener of Stepping Stones and Karen Barbie of YouthZone speak about the impacts of implementing R.J. in the valley.