Two nice surprises arrived this week, once again validating the impact 20Time can have on our students.
First, one of my freshmen let me know that the website she built this spring as part of her 20Time project helped her win a summer internship with our city’s Department of Community Development. How cool is that?
In the second case, a former student revived her 20Time project, a localized version of the Humans of New York website. Grace’s web project, Humans of Amador Valley, was recreated this year as a Facebook page and she’s added Instagram and Twitter versions of her photography/interview posts. A volunteer crew of her friends help build her feed and promote her work. Now a sophomore, Grace has found a concrete way to share her passion for photography, giving us both reason to rejoice. Not all of my students deeply connect with their projects (some 20Timers are rock stars, others milquetoast), but many are inspired by their work – and that inspires me. When Grace told me that her project is still alive in this morphed form, she asked if I’d be willing to participate. What could I say?
Her latest post (click to visit the Humans of AV page):