Posts by Justin Holmes

#7 How I grew as a leader and a learner

Self-Direction Before starting What’s the Story, I had an idea for what I wanted to research, but I had little...

March Retreat – A Student’s Perspective

All across the United States, progress has been made to accept people’s differences and provide equal opportunities for all Americans....

Dec. Retreat; Failing Forward

This past weekend was one full of learning. Although I had to take my SAT’s Saturday morning and leave early...

Week 1 Discussion: Supported or Deported

Different Perspectives: Immigrants Understand what they are getting and are… Happy Upset Unnerved Isolated duty-bound Anti immigration People think they...

Week 1 Research – Conflicts

What are the different conflicts/perspectives at play in the story? The Mexican Farmworkers Unfair pay Long hours Poor living conditions...

Nov. Retreat – Large Strides Were Made

This past weekend has been one of the most productive of my time with What’s The Story. We gave our...

#8 equitable treatment of Mexican farmworkers

The change I would like to see is the acceptance and equitable treatment of Mexican farmworkers in our community. I...

#7 My Pitch for equality

In Vermont, everything is dairy. You can’t go 10 miles without seeing one of those seemingly never-ending cornfields or the...

#6 Mapping problems migrants face in Vermont

Here is a link to my mind map: Problems For Mexican Migrant Workers This map is used to depict the many...

#5 Vermont’s Invisible Workforce

One of Vermont’s largest issues is its declining population. Last year while I was in Mexico I collaborated with a...

#4 Social Justice and Leadership

“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that fill your...

#3 Migrant Justice

“Make America Great Again” has become one of the most renowned slogans of this past year as Presidential Candidate Donald Trump...

#1: Why I Chose What’s The Story

I am here because I’m a firm believer in digital storytelling. I began by making short videos with my friends...

#2: First look at my topic – Mexican Migrants in VT

My topic is still on the drawing board right now but I’m planning on using What’s The Story as a way...

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