Bloomington Stories Project
The Bloomington Stories project will include a TechHeroes Training Academy, an online training resource for TechHeroes. Fortifying youth to become technology assets to support the growing need of one to one individualized support to Bridge the Digital Divide.
Working with StoryCorps and providing a overarching goal that supports awareness of the unique city of Bloomington and captures the stories of our residents as well as allows them the opportunity to grow and participate in digital life.
Bloomington Stories Abound . . . Bloomorangs, Bloomington Grads, Bloomington Dads . . . join us as we discover just what makes a 'Bloomington Story' . . . You the community of Bloomington Indiana today, yesterday and beyond. Thank you for sharing your stories with Bloomington and the World!
There are many ways to participate; currently we have programming in the Garden at The Farmer House Museum called Stories in the Garden on specific Saturdays from 11-2pm throughout the summer and fall.
We also have remote equipment to bring the studio to you, just call Jenny @ 831-334-0003 to schedule your remote, outdoor, socially distanced recording session. All stories will be archieve with the Farmer House Museum locally and with the Library of Congress through the StoryCorp Project.
Thank you City of Bloomington for supporting the Bloomington Stories Project.
~ Jenny Donegan, Founder of TechHeroes and Bloomington Stories.
Stories in the garden . . .
When an Elder dies,
a library burns." ~proverb
building lasting oral legacy in bloomington
The Bloomington Stories Project will continue as an annual event, hosted by the home of Bloomington Stories archive; The Farmer House Museum. The program will be self sustaining with the goal of seeking additional grants as the community awareness of the project grow, seeking to secure the valuable place in preserving the stories of our community.
The parable "When an Elder dies, a library burns." expresses the desire of the Bloomington Stories Project to preserve the stories of our elders. TechHeroes will continue to Bridge the Digital Divide, growing and partnering with others to create solutions. One of the digital equity gaps in which 48% of families felt they were in adequately able to protect their children from online bullying one of the main principles of the Heroic Imagination Project is to mitigate online bullying and other issues of inequality and injustice. TechHeroes began 10 years ago as a pilot program of the Heroic Imagination Project. TechHeroes continues to fortify youth to become technology assets to support the growing technology needs in our community while also instilling the ethics and values of having a Heroic Imagination. The Bloomington Stories and the connections created, can serve as a model for other communities to embrace technology as a basic need, fortifying the community with technology access and skills as well as giving lasting voice to the stories in our community.