Memoir Project with the High School (Registration closed)

**Star in Your Own Memoir** (and educate today's teens about various moments in history and life before modern conveniences)

Mabel Kay Senior Center is very excited to announce a new project…you (Haddonfield seniors) will have the opportunity to document your own life story (with a little help of course).

Mabel Kay will be collaborating with a 9th grade English class from Haddonfield Memorial High School to write your memoir. The students will meet with you during the month of October, interview you, get to know your life story, write it up, and hand you a finished product for you to keep or to hand down to your family (a holiday gift perhaps?).  It's a great opportunity for you to teach them about various moments in history, what life was like "back then," and what life was like before modern technologies like smart phones and the internet (to name just a few).

We even have a professional photographer, Amanda Hall Studios, volunteering her time to take photos for the final product.

We will be Covid-conscious and either meet in Mabel Kay's backyard if the weather is nice, inside with masks, or via Zoom technology if necessary (we’ll talk you through Zoom if you don’t know how to use it). Intergenerational programming is one of our goals at Mabel Kay – such a great way for kids to learn from you and you to learn from the kids.

RSVPs mandatory and it will require a commitment on your part to attend the sessions with the kids since it is a class assignment

Dates/time: Wednesdays October 6, October 13 and October 20 (tentative October 27 if needed) from 12-12:45pm.  At Mabel Kay.

 Please contact Sheri Siegel, Mabel Kay Coordinator, at (856) 354-8789 or ssiegel@haddonfield-nj.gov with questions or to reply. Write on!