So the other week we had a group of high school students who are part of AVID, which is a sort of college prep program for students who may not have equal oppurtunities to go to college as others. Basically what happened was we had 4 students from one of the local high schools come in and meet us in Special Collections, where we then went through and updated them on what it is we’re working on as well the whole process of choosing our projects, what we’ve done so far, and what we’re going to keep doing. For example, we discussed what was in our research boxes in Special Collections, showed the students some of the files they could expect to possibly find. As for an actual progress update, we’ve got a great jump on research and a lot of progress so far, we’re about halfway through our first box which is already wielding a ton of useful information, and I’ve been working on our website as well, but I haven’t pushed out an changes yet. In accordance to our contract, I’ll have some skeleton crew changes pushed out on the 22nd, but I’ve got a feeling it’ll be pretty trimmed out by the time we get to that.
Talking to the AVID Students