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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

The Harlan County Project: Phase Nine

Students worked on two projects: 1) a community-based story collecting project for the third in a series of community musical dramas and 2) a student-driven program of art and music festivals targeted at county youth. The story collecting included a one-on-one interview by students with community residents, and an open forum engaging community residents in the question "What stories want telling now?" In the five events in the arts series, ATP students have responded to one of the central crises of community health and well-being in our community: the lack of meaningful social outlets for the community's youth. Both projects will engage Harlan County residents in the exploration of a question central to the development of our community: "Should we live here or should we leave?"

Student Participants: Keith Ellis, Nick Cornett, Corey Lowe, Andrew Milwee, Justin Clay, Audrey Clay, Charita Day, Stephanie Day, Candra Sweet, Jamie Bates, Crystal Gilbert, Greg Bennett, Greg York, Ebony Hamrick, Jessica Blakley, Charlene Drew, Rita Carreras, Rhonda Reed, Shawn Sweatt, Julie Sizemore

Faculty: Ann Schertz, Robert Gipe, Tony Sweatt, Joe Scopa, Elana Scopa


Contact Information:

Robert Gipe
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
700 College Road
Cumberland, KY 40823
Telephone: 606-589-3130


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