Sha’nya and Tomi are high school students and they are doing the SYEP program of 2019 at The Glass Files. The woman standing next to them is the manager of Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council Inc. where a group of selected students went on July 23 to interview the seniors. In this picture Sha’nya and Tomi were explaining to the senior citizens why the younger youth and older youth want to record interviews about their life.
Those who wanted to be interviewed went to the computer lab of the senior home. The interviews were about knowing about their life and what things they went through, to be published on The Glass Files and connect their family history with history.
Tomi was a little bit scared in front of the seniors because she wasn't sure what to say. She learned that senior stories can be enlightening, to hear and learn about their past. For her it was important to be there because she wanted to learn more about the background of the seniors.