7 stories. 7 voices.
The BARS Project provides a unique new way for minority youth impacted by the juvenile justice system to participate in public life, using media (digital storytelling) to elevate, disseminate, and discuss their lived experiences. Youth, already part of the public narrative of criminal justice, are frequently identified as the source of problems, rather than as part of the solution. We've broaden the role of minority youth in our communities by centering their digital stories in a public humanities-informed dialogue on juvenile justice.
Take a moment to view these stories. Teachers, mentors, youth group leaders are encouraged to use these discussion guides (COMING SOON!) below to encourage more youth and young adults to engage in this discussion.