Posts by Emily Pecsok

From Wide-Eyed to Change Maker – My Journey Through What’s the Story?

Part 1: Self-Direction: In order to create change in What’s the Story?, you need to take responsibility. You need to prioritize,...

March Retreat: You Decide the Change You Want to Make

Most people, until age 18, just go through the regular education system. They study, take tests, and forget what they’ve...

How to Create Change

I would like to start out by saying that this blog post is mostly for me. I’ve had a lot...

Interviewees: Check, Now What?

Going back to our normal lives has not slowed our team down. We all had a list of people to...

Dec Retreat: “How Can We Teach Them Something They Already Know?”

It’s time. We got our media kits yesterday and it’s time to really start the process of making a documentary....

Education Is Our Most Powerful Tool

Ignorance is bliss, or is it not? Why do so many people live in denial? It ain’t just a river in...

Week 1: We want to tell people how to make a difference – Smashing Sexism

It’s been only one week since our retreat. Over the past week we realized that there’s a problem, but we...

Nov Retreat: “Gender Roles and Sexism in Schools aka Smashing Sexism”

Yesterday, we all presented our topics to the other approximately 30 students of What’s the Story?. Then, we had a large discussion...

#8: One Week – Refining Pitch and Purpose

As I said before, I’m seeking opportunities; mainly opportunities to improve education for all. My audience is public schools, I...

#7: “I’m Seeking Not Just Answers, But Also Opportunities” – Preparing Your Pitch

Note: The exact terms that I should be using are unclear to me, so if anyone has any suggestions, I...

#6: Fix What’s Broken 2.0 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

#5: “Knowledge Is the Key to Success” – Identifying & Digging Into My Issue/Story

Knowledge is power; knowledge is the key to success. Now I’m not saying that if you’re “smart” you are going...

#4: “People Don’t Buy What You Do, They Buy Why You Do It” – Inspiring Change

Why are some people successful and some aren’t? Why do some thrive when others fail, even if they have the...

#3: “You’ve really only met one person with autism” – Interviewing Important People

After some consideration, I have decided that I am more interested in mental disabilities and how they can impact someone’s...

#2: Not Going to Settle – WtS? Kickoff

I am still thinking of doing a topic on how communities deal with mental illness in Vermont. It’s a very...

#1: Fix What’s Broken – WtS? Kickoff

I am the one who is an extreme perfectionist. Yet I am also the one who procrastinates a lot. I...

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