Elmhurst 2005-2006

The Elmhurst, Queens workshop was held at SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action). SAYA! serves young people with roots in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guyana, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Trinidad. The vibrant nonprofit is located in the basement of a church in Elmhurst, Queens. These stories were awarded the National Coming Up Taller Award at a White House Ceremony in recognition of outstanding arts and humanities programs for children.

We Have Stories to Tell!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Amina isn't proud of it, but she readily admits that she gossips a lot.

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The Internet Bug

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Like a lot of teenagers, Yesica has spent hours and hours online, mostly chatting to her friends, some of whom lived only blocks away.


Losing Home

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wen moved to the United States from China in 2001 and she hasn't returned since.


Lucid Dreaming

Monday, February 20, 2006

Neil had a dream like that so powerful and intense that it set him on a months-long journey to perfect the art of lucid dreaming.


My Family Remembers

Friday, February 24, 2006

Just three out of every million Americans are diagnosed each year with a potentially fatal blood disease called Aplastic Anemia. Edward was one of them.