Hopkins Junior High’s International Baccalaureate program includes in its mission statement, “Other people, with their differences, can be right.” Green Card Voices is a digital storytelling project to build bridges and understanding between people by sharing interesting first-hand stories and videos of family, hard work, and cultural diversity. Green Card Voices has published two volumes of essays from first-generation high school students in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Fargo, and these will be made available to our students. An extensive traveling exhibit of digital stories will spend two weeks in each of the junior highs’ media centers. Additionally, a reading and panel discussion from student authors and the books’ editor will take place in the HHS auditorium. Finally, all 500 NJH and WJH 7th grade students will produce their own digital stories during the IB Program’s Design Course. Students may tap into first-hand experiences or may interview someone with an interesting story to tell. This digital version of the national StoryCorp project offers our students a unique opportunity to learn more about themselves and broaden their understanding of the world in which they live.
North Junior High and West Junior High
Angela Wilcox, Allegra Smisek, Matt Scroggins