Students in Carrie Tracey's English classes at Union-Endicott School District's Tiger Ventures spent the fall semester discussing critical issues facing their community and the nation. Their ideas went into a writing assignment, part of Letters to the Next President 2.0, a project aimed at engaging youth ages 13-18 across the U.S.
Listen to this audio postcard produced by WSKG's Sarah Gager, which highlights some of the ideas and voices of Tiger Ventures students that participated in Letters to the Next President 2.0.
This visual slideshow offers additional insight into the experience that these local students had including diversity of expression - through full letters, photos, graphics, and focus statements - crafted by and with the students.
Interested in trying something similar in your classroom? Check out this project overview and modify as needed. Also take a look at these resources from PBS LearningMedia that focus on civic engagement and other issues important to democracy.