Jeritt Thayer - Keep high risk students in school



Walking the Path gives high risk students the chance to examine the personal challenges they face and the confidence to overcome these hurdles to achieve success in school, society and life

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Walking the Path builds literacy and technology skills with at-risk middle and high school students who society has failed. These are students who have fallen through the cracks of our educational system and society as a result of the overwhelming stress they face in their personal lives, whether it be from domestic violence, poverty, gang activity or drugs. Students learn photography and audio/video skills through a series of activities that culminate in the making of auto-biographical movies

How will this project solve this problem?

Students build their literacy and digital skills, and reflect on their experiences to regain interest in school and heal emotionally from their traumas. Activities include writing scripts, and learning video editing.

Potential Long Term Impact

In Walking the Path, we use art therapy to help high-risk students overcome their past traumas and rebuild their interest in learning, ensuring they stay in school and on the path to success.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $725

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $725 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Caitlin Motherway

New York, NY United States

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