The Hear Me display at Square Café has evoked over 60 unique responses from community members since we installed it in May.
The display features rotating stories from a group of passionate students who are committed to improving their education through the F.U.S.E. program, which was started by a Wilkinsburg high school teacher to give students additional learning opportunities outside the classroom.
F.U.S.E. worked with Hear Me to record the students’ stories and partnered us with Square Café, a local restaurant who is committed to serving the community. The powerful stories and the display have become a topic of discussion in the café.
It currently features a story form Ashley, a 17-year-old Wilkinsburg High School Student, and asks the question: “How can we help students and administrators better understand each other?”
Safety at Wilkinsburg High School By Ashley, 17
Community responses to Ashley's story:
We update the story and the question every 2 months.
Previous stories include Sophia's, accompanied by the same question:
(“How can we help students and administrators better understand each other?”)
My neighborhood By Sophia , 16
and Tatiyana's, along with the question "Who is responsible for the learning environment in schools?"
My School By Tatiyana , 17
To stay up-to-date with Hear Me displays and community responses, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HearMeProject.
For more information or to learn how you can host a display, please email Hoffman.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan Hoffman Project Coordinator, Hear Me