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portraits & essays




These and other stories (click on the SoundCloud icon below) were created by students at I-LEAD Charter School in Reading, PA. Initiated through audio interviews and transformed into written essays, these powerful narratives form the foundation for a deeper self-understanding and appreciation within the students, as well as among their peers and community, and connects them with an affirming vision for their future. 


a picture is worth… offers a guide for this journey that uses students’ unique stories to strengthen insight and empathy, critical thinking, reading and writing, while reaffirming values, academic skills and hope. 


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