St. John’s School District, St. Augustine, FL

Sean Farnum is an elementary school teacher in St. Augustine, FL. Near the start of a school year, he “thought of a photo project with pictures of kids holding signs saying things like, “I want to be valued,’ and ’ have a voice.’” He then realized there was no better model for this than the You Matter Manifesto. He then pitched it to his students and they took over.

They made a set of cards, one for each tenet of the manifesto, and then recorded a slideshow of them holding the cards. We show the resultingYouTube video everywhere we go!