Crossroads Fellows Work With Local Youth to Tell the Story of Their Communities

This summer, Rhodes is partnering with the Center for Transforming Communities to work with local youth to preserve the history and tell the story of their communities.

In the Highland/Mitchell Heights community, Crossroads Fellows Caroline Hibbert ’14, Kerwin Holmes Jr. (Morehouse College) and Brittany Looney ’14 are working with six 11-12 year olds who attend Treadwell Middle School to tell the history of their school. 

Meanwhile, Courtney Campbell (Vanderbilt University), Cuyler Hines ’14, Elisha Kang ’14 and Sumita Montgomery ’15 are mentoring six high school students in South Memphis’ Knowledge Quest Program to preserve the history of their neighborhoods.

As part of the program, the young people learn to do research on primary materials, conduct oral history interviews and edit the video to create a final presentation for everyone in their community.