Mission Inn Foundation staff work with participants to develop oral history interview skills, coordinate student interviews, teach students basic photography techniques, supervise students on field trips to sites within their community, lead art projects related to the student’s community, lead the final walking tour, and organize a capstone reception and exhibition of the students’ work at a location in the students’ community. The program typically includes 10 sessions over a 5 week period for grades 7-12. The program scheduling is flexible and can reflect the teacher's availability.
The most interesting thing I learned from the oral history interviews is that Councilman Gardner helps people who have problems in their neighborhoods.
- Jordy C., 2013
My favorite place on the downtown walking tour is White Park because I think it is a beautiful, peaceful place for people to relax.
- Chau D., 2013
An important thing I learned about photography is that you have to have good angles and good lighting to get a good picture.
- Alexandra B., 2011