Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Letter to Youth and Their Families

Part of Families

Please review this with your family and return during the next session.

Dear Youth and Parents/Caregivers,

We are starting our program, Families, which explores the diversity of families through activities and a creative project. As part of the program, youth will work together on a photo-documentary display representing families. They will be photographing families from our congregation and interviewing them about their family life. At the end of the program, you will be invited to a gallery-like opening that will present the display.

To make the program work, we need your help. We need cameras! Our preference is digital cameras, with access to a printer. The cameras will be used by youth during certain program sessions and to photograph families. If you have a camera that you are willing to lend for approximately four sessions, that would be wonderful. We will return the camera after the prints are made. Also, if you have skills and/or equipment that we may find helpful during the project, please let us know.

If you can help, please fill out the form below and have your child bring it to our next session of Families. Thank you for your support.

In faith,

Name: _____________________________ Phone: _______________________

E-mail: ___________________________________________________________

_____ I have a camera that I can loan for some session. (Please indicate camera type): digital 35 mm other: __________

_____ I am able to help print photographs.

_____I am able to help with the costs of printing photographs.

_____ I can provide consultation about photography.

Comments? Other offers of assistance?