A Courageous Completion: Zine Graduates Jan-March 2013

Zine Interns reading their work

Finishing something is always fun

“This is the first thing I’ve ever completed!”

We hear that often on youth’s last day at Zine–a day of celebration and presentation.

Krystal reading a selection from the Group Zine

Krystal reading a selection from the Group Zine

On their last day of work, youth get to share their completed publication with an audience of friends, family members and community supporters, who by listening and responding, get to affirm the youth and challenge any internal  mantras of defeat they may have inherited.

Each Zine graduate receives a certification of completion and a letter of recommendation–oftentimes their first ever.

At Zine, we’re lucky to get to recognize the importance of these young people’s words and the limitlessness of their potential. For eight weeks, we try to relay that message. The group graduation is a way to seal that message into their minds as they prepare for the job search ahead.

So, help us communicate that message to our Zine Grads. Be there!

Lanoir showing off her personal Zine

Lanoir showing off her personal Zine

Zine Graduations are open to all community members interested in encouraging young people at the beginning of their employment journey.

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Until then, enjoy some photos from our last Zine Graduation taken for us by some students at SU (thanks Marsha, Nicole, Mckenna, and Bridgette).

Michael reading a poem from his personal Zine.

Michael reading a poem from his personal Zine.

Zine Instructor Shaun joins in the fun of reading the Group Zine

Zine Instructor Shaun joins in the fun of reading the Group Zine

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Zine Grads receive letters of recommendation and certificates of completion

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Ziners sell their zines at Zine Graduations ($3 in Black and White; $5-7 in color)

Ziners sell their zines at Zine Graduations ($3 in Black and White; $5-7 in color)

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