The administrators and coaches involved in this project were firmly committed to a second year. We invited the 2006 students to return for one more year, as many indicated that they would like to do so. We also reached out to new schools and communities as well. Once again, our dedicated staff consisted of: co-directors Gert Johnson and Paula Weiss, and storycoaches Marni Gillard and Mary Murphy.
The 2007 Children at the Well Program was held on Sunday, March 25, at the Niskayuna NY Reformed Church. We had sixteen students, from grades six to ten, representing:
A local musician, Paul Strausman, created the following song and performed it with his daughter Raina to conclude the performance part of our program.
Here in Our Circle © 2007 by Paul Strausman
Born at the dawn of time
Time builds the bridge we cross
Click here for the music as well as the words to this song.
We thank Paul Strausman for giving us permission to publish his song here.
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Please click here to see our program.
Our event also included Hors-d’oeuvres, a Human Treasure Hunt, blessings from several faith traditions, and a pot-luck supper with informal story sharing at the tables.
To read an article by one of the students participating in this event,
please click here.
It is the shared stories that are breaking down the barriers and building community among us.