What’s going on here?!

Hi Friend, The last few weeks have been full of activity for the crew at The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™. There were a couple of Town Hall meetings and we set up an information booth at Wally Lake Fest. Interestingly, we had some very polarized outcomes from the different events… Click here to read about what the…

I’ll tell you why!

As a new week begins I would like to share some thoughts based on a few recent events I’ve experienced. Please do take the few minutes to read through as it is more than just about the pictures/quotes that accompanied this. It is fairly safe to say most folks know Mike Rowe. Even if they…

Our Schools Are Failing Our Nation

Today’s guest blogger is one of our Senior Advisors, Meagan Ruppert. Our schools are failing our nation and the evidence is everywhere. I was a terrible student growing up. I was a C average student, spent 3 out of 4 years in high school in summer school, and my bachelors degree took a whopping 7 years and…

The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project Events Review

The last few weeks have been full of activity for the crew at The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™. There were a couple of Town Hall meetings and we set up an information booth at Wally Lake Fest. Interestingly, we had some very polarized outcomes from the different events and I wanted to share some thoughts on…

Art in Everything

This week, we welcome Casey Alexander Smith, one of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™’s senior advisors, as our guest blogger. One recent Friday I spent the better part of my day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with my aunt. This particular aunt, like many in my family, spent the first part of her career in…

Reminder for Tonight

Hi Friend, I wanted to send you a quick note to remind you that we’re holding another Town Hall meeting for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ tonight, 8/26 at Delaware Valley High School Auditorium. The doors open at 6:30p and we’ll begin at 7p. Our world is quickly changing, will you be a part of the change? If you want…

Reminder for Thursday

Hi Friend, I wanted to send you a quick note to remind you that we’re holding another Town Hall meeting for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ this Thursday, 8/20 at Western Wayne HS Auditorium. We’ll ALSO be getting together next Wednesday, August 26 at Delaware Valley HS Auditorium. August 20 at 7p at Western Wayne High School The public is…

Town Hall II & III Invite

Hi Friend, You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! We’re hosting TWO town hall-style meetings at the end of this month to talk about what we’re doing and how it impacts you, answering your questions, and getting your feedback. Our last Town Hall Meeting at Wallenpaupack Area High School was a huge success and shed a lot of…

Do Schools Suppress Creativity?

Hi Friend, As school budgets get cut, our creative programming gets cut too. How is this going to impact the futures of our younger generations? I’m happy to welcome back Hannah Weibley to share her thoughts on what she’s seeing happen to the arts programs in her school and those around her. Do schools suppress creativity?? Read more……

do schools suppress the arts?

Do schools suppress creativity?

There is a hot debate today in the world of education: do schools suppress creativity? From what I’ve seen, students are encouraged to go into “plausible” careers and taught to score high on standardized tests so they can be shipped off to a good college. Nowhere do I see creativity as something that is encouraged….