I Am From: Boys And Girls Pre-Teens Share Through Poetry

Aug. 21, 2013 / By


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by B&GC Summer Youth

Editor’s Note: We’Ced Youth Media spent the summer conducting weekly writing circles with over two dozen pre-teens at Merced’s Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Camp. For over six weeks the writing circles practiced writing, built relationships and explored identity. As a capstone to the experience, during the last circle the B&GC youth shared of themselves through a poetic writing exercise entitled “I Am From” to create these writing pieces to share with their communities.

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WeCed Youth Media

Merced and its surrounding areas have always had a vibrant population of young people. Unfortunately, too often there is a disconnect between generations that can lead to misunderstandings and a lack of communication. WeCed's aim through its program and publication is to highlight and empower youth to tell their stories and that of their communities, while providing them with the guidance and skill-building necessary to foster the development of their strongest possible voice.