Here From the Start to the End


One of our projects takes place in a neighborhood that is re-imagining itself. With Rebecca and I students create signs that express unique perspectives and authentic voices. Instead of advertising quick food or get out of debt schemes these signs point to emergent and timeless values that are growing on the insides of these students. Listen.

The Sign: “We are here from the start and now we are here until the end.”

The Sign Journal Entry: “My sign is important to me because the words just echo in my head that I am not alone. I am not standing alone. This sign is what encourages me to be the person I am today. It is about having courage and helping others when they fall so low that they can’t get back up.”

“This is important to me because I want the people in the world to know that they are never alone and they can always get back up. My sign should be important to others because if they know a person that could use some encouragement or if they know someone that feels alone all the person has to do is read my sign and then they’ll know they’re not alone.”

“This sign is so hard because there are millions of people that have been stomped into the ground and they just don’t know what to do or who to turn to. That is why my sign is so difficult to do or write. It’s funny how people leave other people in droopy holes instead of helping them. This will change the world because everybody will feel loved and alive instead of alone.”

-Kipp Student

(sixth grade)