St. Paul, MN: Createch

‘Read Brave’ Fosters Passionate Reading and Intergenerational Dialogue

Read Brave is a city-wide one book project in Saint Paul, Minnesota, facilitated by a small but passionate group from the Saint Paul Public Library‚Äôs Createch program, part of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network. Marika Staloch, one of the facilitators, recently spoke with K-Fai Steele, of the YOUmedia Network and the National Writing Project. Read the rest »

Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago

YOUmedia radio interview: Meet the Mentor

An interview with Jeff Hodges, mentor at YOUmedia Chicago. Jeff talks about HOMAGO, his approach towards working with teens, some anecdotes and stories, and his personal creative practice and how that overlaps with and enriches his teaching style.

“[At] YOUmedia, we use real people, real mentors… They use their real-world experiences to connect with the teens, which then makes teens go even further. Read the rest »