#YouMatter

VALTS 2013

VALTS #YouMatter Project

Angela Maiers inspired me to do something with my students that would help them see how much they matter. I decided to have them write about their hopes, dreams, fears, and their genius. They thought it was a little silly and goofy, but I asked them to trust me. I had a vision for what all of these seemingly random short essays would look like.

They originally wrote their responses on a Google Doc that was only shared with me so they were comfortable sharing some pretty heavy stuff. When they created their flyer they had the option of editing their writing in case they didn't want to share their stories with the world, but as far as I can tell all of them shared their original essays. (This is HUGE for them to allow me to share this project with all of you!) I hope you will appreciate my students for the unique and beautiful individuals that they are.

Cristina

My story.

Terrell

My story.

Jordan

My story.

Austin

My story.

Chancy

My story.

Sam

My story.

Mariha

My story.

Sadrick

My story.

Dahlia

My story.

Cody

My story.

Connie

My story.

Kenny

My story.

Felicity

My story.

Isaac

My story.

Diana

My story.

Tim

My story.

Helana

My story.

Deanne

My story.

Vanessa

My story.

Bobbie

My story.

Kara

My story.

Teresa

My story.

Haley

My story.

Olivia

My story.

Derek

My story.

Jose

My story.

Katy

My story.

Jack

My story.

Jacob

My story.

Serena

My story.

Krystin

My story.