#9 – November Retreat: My Thoughts

The November Retreat was our first retreat, and was really amazing. At first I was extremely nervous because of our...

Nov Retreat: Freeform Collaboration on Mental Health Care

I arrived yesterday, unsure of what exactly was to come. I had only very quickly opened the google document explaining...

Nov Retreat- A Little Less Intimidated By Everyone Here

Over the course of this weekend many things have happened. From meeting new people and having the time of my...

Nov Retreat- Thoughts and Reflection

First let me just say how blown away I am by this whole retreat, and really this whole program. When...

#9 I learn enough about gender to know I’m a complete ignoramus.

When I arrived  here yesterday (which seems like years ago now) with a carfull of people: I was both excited...

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...

Nov. Retreat: One Big Group

The weekend started out in groups. Small ones, based by age, gender and school. The groups didn’t mix. Slowly, over the...

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...

Nov Retreat: over the fence for a new topic

The story of my weekend during this November retreat is one of work and production. After arriving on Saturday morning...

Nov Retreat: Everyone is a Stakeholder in Mental Health Care

I came in this weekend, tired from waking up early to help load up my cross country team’s bus to...

#9 What this weekend meant to me – Sidney

#9 What this weekend meant to me – Sidney

This weekend we got together and talked about different topics and chose ours.  This was really exciting because we finally...

#9: Retreat Reflection. Too much candy.

This weekend was full of excitement and productivity, we spent our Saturday morning rolling through pitches and seemingly endless amounts...

November Retreat- The Adventure Begins

The results of this retreat have left me more motivated and determined than ever. It was decided that for my...

November Retreat: Anomia & Alliteration

With five hours of sleep and too much coffee in my system, I pulled onto the dirt road and into...

Nov. Retreat: Collaborating to create a focused and impassioned team

I wasn’t exactly sure how this retreat was going to look. I knew that we would have to come to...

Nov Retreat: Relief and Untamed Excitement

This weekend has been a long time coming for me. I’ve had so many thoughts all summer about what we...

My First Retreat

Over the weekend I learned a good amount about everything. I learned other people’s opinions and ideas about certain subjects,...

Nov Retreat: “The Food Was Fantastic”

I am one of two seventh graders in this program, and the second is older than me. Therefore I came...

November Retreat: A Day Of New Ideas

This weekend definitely wasn’t what I pictured. Though I knew I was going to be nervous, I didn’t anticipate my...

Notes from Louisville, KY: November Retreat

On November 4th, the What’s the Story? Louisville Youth Community Wellness Advocates (WtSL) team convened in the gallery space of...

#7: Here It Goes…

This is way, way, unacceptably late, but here me out. It’s almost 1 am, and I’m about to make my...

#8: Opening up a world of possibilities…

Here is a link to my slide-show. I want schools to be a safe and inclusive environment for students of...

#8 Development of my pitch

Below is a link to a slide show which illustrates and summarizes my pitch: Topic Presentation

#7 Pitching My Perspective

The topic of addiction is one of the more prominent issues taking people’s interests. It is a topic that screams...

#8 The Plan

There are several main topics of my plan  that I would like to address:   I hope that I can...

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