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ForWords provides students the opportunity to combine their literacy, critical thinking and expressive skills. Our Students' Voices are reflected in publications, documentary films, visual arts projects and live presentations.

ForWords Students' Voices

See ForWords students' unique projects involving the 10 literacies.

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“I’m Gonna Be Myself” – A Documentary Movie

ForWords and Youth Scholarship Program

This documentary, created by thirty middle school and high school students, offers the viewer the opportunity to engage in issues of gender, culture, and individuality.

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Human Rights Project

School Partnership with Banyan Integrated Studies, San Rafael High School

ForWords teachers and artist in residence partner with Banyan each semester to create an integrated study project that connects global issues with classes in English, History, Science, and Physical Education.

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1000 Words

Middle School Partnership

This project is a collection of poetry written by middle school students in partnership with ForWords master teachers and the eighth grade English teacher. Students wrote original poems based on compelling photographs.

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True Colors - Mural & Book

Community Partnership with Precita Eyes

ForWords Literacy Lab spearheaded a project with thirty middle school and high school students to create the first community mural in the Canal area of San Rafael.

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Digital Journey Presentations

Students created digital maps of their life journeys, wrote about the challenges and dreams they face, and presented their projects to the community.

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