This document is really meant to emphasize the shift in direction, vision, and the journey our collective is heading towards.
Shifting from a research-based (YPAR) approach to a more personal-developmental approach contingent on the present needs, curiosities, and critical consciousness state of the high schoolers **College and life readiness
Engage the entire group in more holistic healing practices that encourage self-expression, capacity, love, peace, innerstanding, and voicefulness through art, photography, music videography, aromatherapy more
Finalize the survey, brainstorm outreach for the survey, administer the survey, and document the process (make a summer EdBarrio short film)
Recruit the new cohort of EdBarrio students and share with them our newly-revised curriculum, which includes more idea-innovation (design-thinking?), community-building and engagement, and meaningful creation/IN-VISIONING
Our anchor goals for 2019
Come together and clarify our purpose, goals, and values of the group since much of it was focused around the mental health survey. How will we re-define ourselves without its centrality?
How can we review our curriculum to be more 'life-readiness' oriented and relevant to people's development and the world's? For ex: our critical conscious frameworks day during the summer/sharing ways of developing criticality as a skill
To meet our anchor goals we're gonna have to...
We need to plan and organize activities similar to our 'self-collage' one. How can we meaningfully and purposefully connect these activities to the group's larger goal and overarching purpose of transformation?
How can we leverage Swarthmore's resources and creative-spaces to encourage creative expression, creation, healing, and (under)innerstanding?
With ALL of this in mind, how will we re-design our outreach presentation and engage our new cohort? How will we beauty-fully craft the essence of our collective?
Since we are all developing as leaders (leading ourselves and helping others lead themselves), how will we include and foster consistent leadership initiatives and activities? (For ex: design thinking a community problem or an issue in their high school)
We have to get in contact with Swat's new IRB person and clarify the things we need to review and finalize. We also have to clarify our purpose and the way we will disseminate the survey results to different stakeholders, which will influence our outreach/direction.
Are we headed towards a 'holistic healing' curriculum/collective?Forming strong (community) leaders
We are going to be intentional about EVERYTHING. I used essence instead of identity for a reason + beauty - full
It is possible that the survey outreach can be the first design-thinking issue we all come together to 'solve'.
We have a tremendous collective responsibility with this survey and the community. How will we include the community more into this process?** How will we be transparent about the whole process? Do we want to film it? How do we feel about a mini-film?
CALL TO ACTION
Expanding the EdBarrio project to non-Latinx students? Or do we want to maintain it Latinx-centric?
Creating a new group logo collectively, and even perhaps a name change? Do we want to continue calling it a project?