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Duggan Academy, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Team Up With United Way of Pioneer Valley for StoryCorps

Students from Duggan Academy will be listening, interviewing, and recording stories of senior citizens that can be passed on to family and loved ones

This Thursday, March 1st, 13 students from Duggan Academy will be traveling to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to participate in a StoryCorps session with the seniors from their local community.

StoryCorps is a program developed by NPR, where volunteers record interviews with senior citizens and ask them questions regarding various aspects of their lives. Questions can range from “What was your life like growing up?” to “What has been your greatest accomplishment?”. The result is that each senior citizen being interviewed will walk away with a copy of their interview that they can share with their family and loved ones.

Duggan Academy and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing have teamed up with United Way of Pioneer Valley’s Youth Generate Program. Youth Generate empowers students to create and organize their own community service projects, with funding and support from United Way of Pioneer Valley.

The students from Duggan Academy will be traveling to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing on Thursday, March 1st and will be interviewing the seniors from approximately 1:45-2:30pm.

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