homelessness

The Zine
10:08 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Southwest Open School Students Explore Homelessness

Credit Cortez Journal

A group of students from Southwest Open School in Cortez recently spent the night at the Bridge Emergency Shelter as part of an event to bring awareness to the plight of homeless people who spend their nights there. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with SWOS students Caite Lake and Nick Martinez and their teacher Sam Carter about why they decided to participate in this event, and what they learned from their experience.

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The Zine
9:42 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Homelessness In Cortez

The Bridge Emergency Shelter provides for those in our community who need support during hard times. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek and Saskia Mollet from the Bridge Emergency Shelter about the services they provide and an upcoming fundraiser that will challenge you to experience what it is like to spend a night at the shelter.

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SWOS Radio
10:12 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Southwest Open School Radio

SWOS students interview a couple about their struggles with generational poverty.
Credit Brad Higgenbotham / Southwest Open School

Southwest Open School is a place for experiential learning, where students actively participate in their own education. In the winter of 2014, the Radio Class chose to focus on challenges facing Montezuma County, including teenage substance abuse, homelessness, generational poverty, and a higher than average theft rate. Tasked with recording transformative radio pieces, the students set out into the community to find real voices. The stories they recorded are real, gritty, and ultimately, their own.

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