Rose Vue, Lisa Amani, S. Renee Mitchell and Faiza Jama of the I Am M.O.R.E. program, which began at Roosevelt High School to help student tell their stories and overcome trauma.

Rose Vue, Lisa Amani, S. Renee Mitchell and Faiza Jama of the I Am M.O.R.E. program, which began at Roosevelt High School to help student tell their stories and overcome trauma.

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  • The Portland Thorns FC are one of the most successful teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. This year, they sent nine players to play for various teams in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. We speak to Oregonian sports reporter Jamie Goldberg about the Thorns and U.S. women’s team.
  • The East Moraine of the Wallowa Lake Moraines is a textbook example of a glacial moraine. The glacially formed mass of rocks and sediment is largely untouched and attracts visitors from around the world. Now, it is under threat of being made residential and closed to visitors. The goal of the Campaign for the East Moraine is to raise enough funding so that Wallowa County can buy the property and secure it as a community forest in order to keep the land undeveloped and allow access to the public.
  • We learn about a new Roosevelt High School student program that focuses on storytelling to build resilience. Students in “I Am M.O.R.E.” have been telling their own stories locally, and they’ve begun sharing their work in national conferences and workshops. The program received funding from the group Education First to continue the program into the next school year. We talk with the program’s founder, Roosevelt High School teacher S. Renee Mitchell, and two student participants, Faiza Jama and Rose Vue. 

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