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Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students were invited to enter the 11th Annual Idaho Youth Writing Challenge: Our Collective Future! Stories connect us to ourselves and each other. Stories connect us to ideas and action. Stories connect the past, the present and the future. We cannot become what we cannot imagine?

Stories of our collective future will connect us to the possibilities of a world where everyone is valued for their whole selves, everyone belongs, and everyone can thrive.

Through stories, we are beginning to understand how deeply interconnected we are to each other, to all living beings, and the earth. This gives us hope that violence will no longer be a common occurrence and that collective thriving is possible!

Click below to see if your poem has been selected to be published for the
2020 Stories of Our Collective Future Book!




Please email Dalton Dagondon Tiegs at at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Read the winning selections from last year’s 2019 Stories of Transformation Writing Challenge themes.

Select the images below to view a PDF copy of 2019’s Stories of Transformation poetry collection booklets:

2019 SOT MS Poetry Book

2019 SOT HS Poetry Book


This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K019 and 2016-WR-AX-0008 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.</p