SLI Documentaries: Media Professor Shaun Wright

Here is some of Shaun’s work on immigrant stories in the Shenandoah Valley: http://www.vaisp.com

Professor Shaun Wright of JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) has his college students create a documentary about SV-SLI students and immigration in the Shenandoah Valley. Watch this video of some of his work, and continue to read more. Continue reading

Trail Clean Up!

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SLI Scholars with JMU Dingledine Scholars

For the third consecutive year, SV-SLI high school scholars and mentors cleaned up a trailed nature area at Thomas Harrison Middle School as a service project for JMU’s Big Event. The day was spent clearing brush, and planting trees and shrubs donated by Rodamer’s Landscaping of Harrisonburg. With help from a team of JMU’s Dingledine Scholars (D-Unit!), the clean up project only took about 3 hours.

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SVSLI Spring 2015 Leadership Retreat

The theme for the third semi-annual meeting held at James Madison University was “Discovering the Strength of our Relationships.”  The goal of the retreat is to help SV-SLI members become more effective mentors and leaders through skill building workshops, relationship building activities, and informative learning sessions.  To learn more about retreat activities, read on:  Continue reading