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Duggan Students Conducting StoryCorps Session at Loomis Lakeside

SPRINGFIELD — Today, March 1, from 1:45 to 2 p.m., 13 students from Duggan Academy will visit Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to participate in a StoryCorps session with seniors from their local community.

StoryCorps is a program developed by NPR, where volunteers record interviews with senior citizens and ask them questions regarding various aspects of their lives. Questions can range from “what was your life like growing up?” to “what has been your greatest accomplishment?” The result is that each senior citizen being interviewed will walk away with a copy of their interview that they can share with their family and loved ones.

Duggan Academy and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing have teamed up with United Way of Pioneer Valley’s Youth Generate Program. Youth Generate empowers students to create and organize their own community-service projects, with funding and support from United Way of Pioneer Valley.