Talk Story, Write Story

Talk Story, Write Story was Tad Bartimu's 2015–2016 RJI Fellowship project.

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The path to college starts with just one caring person
June 21, 2016

While James Sterling was busy wasting away his life, he had an English teacher who thought he had some talent and might make something of himself as a writer. She suggested that his state university had a pretty good journalism school.

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  • AP’s Kia Breaux passionate about helping young people pursue college dreams

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    AP’s Kia Breaux passionate about helping young people pursue college dreams
    June 21, 2016

    “I am the end result of the Talk Story, Write Story program’s mission,” said Kia Breaux, Midwest Regional Director of The Associated Press based in her hometown of Kansas City.
  • Talk Story, Write Story demonstration project is a success story

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    Talk Story, Write Story demonstration project is a success story
    June 21, 2016

    Tad Bartimus used her RJI Fellowship this year to test her hunch that trained volunteers could successfully help financially challenged high school students write their way into college scholarships.
  • Tad’s tender trap

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    Tad’s tender trap
    May 3, 2016

    Tad Bartimus has a way of getting you tangled up in her universe. You say “yes” to some little request, and next thing you know you are helping to save the world.
  • Where I’m from

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    Where I’m from
    May 1, 2016

    I’m from the age of the birth of hip-hop. Crisp Adidas, shell toes with long white crew socks.
  • #BoulderBuffaloBoy

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    #BoulderBuffaloBoy
    May 1, 2016

    After starting my senior year by surviving a brutal home invasion and seeing the same faces at school for the 12th year in a row, I decided it was time for a change of scenery.

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