• Tyus Monroe: A Talk Story, Write Story success story in progress

    Tyus Monroe: A Talk Story, Write Story success story in progress
    August 31, 2017

    Tyus Monroe received a full-ride scholarship to Columbia College in Missouri, thanks in part to Talk Story, Write Story. She wants to become a teacher.
  • The path to college starts with just one caring person

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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.
  • 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.
  • Excerpts from students’ reflective essays

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    Excerpts from students’ reflective essays
    May 1, 2016

    “Overall, the experience of completing eight essays brought new connections and incredible people into my life, but, most important, it made me open up about my life and myself.”
  • Program fits nicely with schools’ focus on access

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    Program fits nicely with schools’ focus on access
    May 1, 2016

    In the Columbia Public Schools, we believe our students are our kids. We believe every one of our kids is entitled to A.E.O. — Achievement, Enrichment, and Opportunity. Three simple words, and each one denotes access.
  • Missouri high schoolers in Talk Story, Write Story offered more than $700,000 in scholarships

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    Missouri high schoolers in Talk Story, Write Story offered more than $700,000 in scholarships
    May 1, 2016

    Talk Story, Write Story had never before used volunteer coaches to work one-on-one with students to win scholarships. The program began without name or direction 18 years ago in my 80 percent Native Hawaiian community of Hana, Hawaii.