by Harrison Richman, University of Hartford Communications Intern
Announcing an extraordinary opportunity for the Watkinson community: the nationwide “Future Perfect Project” brings its LGBTQ initiative to Watkinson. The Future Perfect Project is an ongoing series of workshops, designed to provide LGBTQ high school students and student allies with songwriting and storytelling techniques and the opportunity to express their unique stories to their community. The workshops take place at various schools and community centers across the U.S. and are facilitated by performance artists James Lecesne and Ryan Amador.
To date, James and Ryan’s efforts have stretched over 15 states in which they have helped hundreds of teenagers become comfortable with who they are through activities and discussions designed to empower students’ individuality.
The week of March 4th-8th, students will have the opportunity to speak with James and Ryan at multiple events throughout the week. They will be meeting directly with the SAFE Alliance, Upper School instrumental ensemble, United Through Differences student club, and Upper School chorus and will be giving a special presentation at All School on the Friday of that week.