- Primarily serving Orange County, Learning Across Generations is our education curriculum offered to K-12 classrooms, college groups, and other youth-based organizations. It is composed of:
- Civil Rights in Chapel Hill workshops
- Arts and Methods of Oral History workshops
- Civil Rights Tours around Historic Northside
- Fusion Youth Radio is our audio immersion youth program aimed primarily at students 14-18 from Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The radio show is broadcast monthly on WXYC-Chapel Hill. Participants of the program work with mentors from the Jackson Center, WXYC, and Blackspace Chapel Hill to produce shows centered around important social and political issues.
All of our youth and education services engage the wisdom of youth voices and amplify community perspectives through creative strategies like youth-led radio, educational work in the public schools, and neighborhood tours led by community elders. The three core aspects behind our educational programming includes:
Teaching local civil rights history allows students to feel the vibrant history beneath their feet and be ignited as catalysts for change.
- Students can begin to see themselves and imagine themselves in a history that is dynamic
- Civil Rights today
As community mentor Mama Kat speaks about her daughter’s experience protesting during the Civil Rights Movement, Lakewood Montessori student views photo that shows her daughter participating in the Walk for Freedom on Franklin St.
Photo copyright: Jim Wallace
Our Fusion Youth Radio Audio Program features young people making their voices a part of history and affirms their truth.
- Audio immersion program
- Space for student-led discussions in workshops
- Project based learning to engage student expression, creativity, and critical thinking