SPI News

  • From collaborative oral histories with incarcerated youth to community action projects in the South Bronx, learn more about SPI's powerful work in schools.
  • Afyw

    An Ideal Partnership - The Academy for Young Writers and Student Press Initiative Team Up

    By Jessica Migliore

    Founded in 2006, the young Brooklyn high school Academy for Young Writers has become a model SPI school.

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  • Bcam

    The Year of the Speech - Brooklyn Students Take Action through Words and Image

    By Laura Kerr

    Inspired by the 2008 election season, eleventh grade students at the Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School created persuasive speeches and campaign posters.

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  • Milk

    Claiming Voice - LGBTQ Students Break Their Silence

    With the help of student teacher Nicole Dixon, students at Harvey Milk High School spoke out about their struggles and triumphs.

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  • Imw

    Confessions of an Ex-Freshmen - Tenth graders at the Institute for Media & Writing Become the teachers, Passing Their Sage Advice to the 9th Grade

    By Jessica Migliore

    When most people think about the rapport between high school sophomores and freshmen, 'nurturing' is not a word that comes to mind. Sophomores of the Institute for Media and Writing broke this mold.

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  • Rikers

    The Ripple Effect - Publishing Oral Histories with Incarcerated Students Leaves Indelible Mark on all Involved

    By Laura Kerr

    When his advisor suggested he apply to work with SPI's Rikers Island Oral Histories Project, Chen didn't realize how much it would change him as a person. Now, three years later, Chen isn't looking back.

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