Community Partnership

ForWords Literacy Lab and Huckleberry Youth Services Wellness Academy

ForWords Literacy Lab, in partnership with Huckleberry Youth Services Wellness Academy, provides programs in San Francisco and San Rafael. Students work with ForWords’ master teachers and artists in residence on Communication and Digital/Technology Literacies as well as researching, planning, analyzing and editing their writing.

Students created a digital and written project, focusing on an aspect of “health” important to them. Students read “The Circuit” – the story of Panchito’s life in Central California and his family’s experience as migrant workers – and compared their life journey to his. Students created digital maps of their life journeys, wrote about the challenges they face, the dreams they embrace, and then presented their projects to the community.