Maria C. is a straight A student at Harrisonburg High School, who will also graduate with an Associate Arts degree from a local community college at the end of the year. Listen as she shares the tensions she sometimes feels from parents and teachers, and click to read more about Maria. Continue reading
Maria is a straight A student and an unstoppable force of energy. Watch her video and continue to read more! Continue reading
Here is some of Shaun’s work on immigrant stories in the Shenandoah Valley: http://www.vaisp.com
Professor Shaun Wright of JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) has his college students create a documentary about SV-SLI students and immigration in the Shenandoah Valley. Watch this video of some of his work, and continue to read more. Continue reading
For the third consecutive year, SV-SLI high school scholars and mentors cleaned up a trailed nature area at Thomas Harrison Middle School as a service project for JMU’s Big Event. The day was spent clearing brush, and planting trees and shrubs donated by Rodamer’s Landscaping of Harrisonburg. With help from a team of JMU’s Dingledine Scholars (D-Unit!), the clean up project only took about 3 hours.
The theme for the third semi-annual meeting held at James Madison University was “Discovering the Strength of our Relationships.” The goal of the retreat is to help SV-SLI members become more effective mentors and leaders through skill building workshops, relationship building activities, and informative learning sessions. To learn more about retreat activities, read on: Continue reading
Kenia is an SV-SLI high school scholar who dreams of attending the University of Virginia and becoming a pediatrician. Learn about Kenia in this video produced by undergraduate students of James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design for their digital production course. You’re the best, Kristi and Erin! Thanks!