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The Hear Me Project

Have you ever had something super interesting/exciting/massively sad/overwhelming to say?  Have you put it up on your Facebook wall, tweeted it, told your BFF, blogged about it, told your cat, shouted from the rooftops, and yet….still…you aren’t satisfied?

Well.  Have we got a venue for you and your raves, vents, chatters, and stories: The Hear Me project.

It all started at Carnegie Mellon University‘s CREATE (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment) Lab with an idea: Give Young People a Voice.  Give them an opportunity to say how they feel, what they want, who they are going to be, and then post it for the world to see!  Anonymously, of course.

And where’s a great place to find those young people, who have really fantastic ideas to voice (or just want to rant?  Or maybe just write or draw something you want to share?  You guessed it….The Library!  So, we’ve hired a very special person – named Lisa – to rove from branch library to branch library and hang out at Main-Teen with a high-tech audio recording device, poised and ready to record teens’ stories.  YOUR STORIES.

Hear what Tim thinks about music, Olivia reflecting on her most embarrassing junior high moment, or Angelique talking about getting jumped in the school bathroom, all at tell-port.net.

Not only can venting like this make YOU feel better about yourself, about your place in our world, but it just might make a difference in someone else’s life.

If you want to get involved with the Hear Me project, please tell your local Teen Librarian!

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