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Favorite Place:
Meadowood Neighborhood Center
Place Address:
5834 Raymond Road
Why?:
See My Story Photo Project – Artist Reception: May 23, 2012

This was the work of 20 Middle and High School Girls who participated in the See My Story Grant program. The group met throughout the school year and explored issues like bully prevention, internet safety as well as techniques for taking artsy pictures of favorite places and people. It was a way for them to build awareness of their surroundings and their actions at the same time. The photography component was led by Sandra Wojtal-Weber. Sandra is a professional fine arts photographer and clinical social worker. She is founder of On the Borderline Project, a self-esteem building photography program for adolescent girls, earning her the North Star Award for outstanding contributions to the Northside Community of Madison, Wisconsin.

This project was a joint venture of the Meadowood Neighborhood Center and the Wisconsin Youth Company (WYC). Funding was provided by an Emerging Neighborhood Fund Grant to target 30 key participants to reverse the trend of female violence and negative behavior.