Month: July 2018

Teen Writers! Writing Prompts

So often, people think of creative writing as a sedentary and solitary pursuit. Not so! Ben Franklin once said, “Write something worth reading, or do something worth writing about.”  I’ve defined myself as a writer and storyteller for my entire life, from

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Teen Ambassadors in their Own Words

Owen Chaffin: I have learned so many new things about diplomacy this week. From seeing first hand how Embassies and Ambassadors operate, learning from simulations about conflicts and situations that others face and getting to know and understand people with

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Speak & Tell! Teens in their Own Words

Enjoy some of the speeches from our 2018 Speak & Tell! teens:   Gaiatri Potdar on Painting Good afternoon, my name is Gaiatri, and I would like to talk to you about my passion, painting. I love painting because it

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Dear Mom and Dad, at summer camp…

by Ayisat Bisiriyu Over the past couple of weeks, I have attended all four Luminari summer camps. I was pretty nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect. I knew the basic gist of all 4 camps, but

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