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A division of Sound Portraits,  Youth Portraits seeks to give voice to young people who have been in prison; to give them the tools to tell their own stories, to teach then an important set of skills, and to empower them to speak up about the experiences that have made them who they are.  Teachers can use the Youth Portraits stories to help other young people explore their sense of self.  A 60-page study guide provides a prescriptive curriculum with lesson objectives and end-of-chapter tests and invites students to relate to the narrators and learn from their stories.

http://youthportraits.org/resources.php3

Study Guide

There is also a Recording and Interviewing Tutorial on this website.

Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books.  Education and training programs support communities’ efforts to solve their own problems in a just and equitable way.   Appalshop is dedicated to the proposition that the world is immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources, including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and telling are Appalshop’s core competency.

Appalshop produces a Kids Radio program airing on WMMT.

Also, its Holler to the Hood is a multi-media human rights project designed to foster collaboration and communication between urban and rural communities.  The project was initiated by Appalshop artists in response to the growing prison boom in the economically distressed central Appalachian coalfields.  We believe in the power of art to speak boldly for human rights and positive social change in our communities.

http://www.appalshop.org

http://www.appalshop.org/h2h/index.html