Storied Lives pairs service-minded high-potential students who love to write with the elderly living in residential care homes, who are often lonely and want to tell their stories. Over the course of a program, the students will spend quality time with their assigned elderly person, getting to know them, writing a story about their life, and finally, presenting the story to their resident at the program’s closing ceremony.
A program is designed for about 10-15 students to participate. It is typically about 10 weeks and occurs over the summer or during the school year. There are three essential parts to the program, and to receive credit, students must take part in all three: