Words about relationships

April 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm 2 comments

Yo Puedo is a year long program for Latino youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Yo Puedo students attend weekly meetings, learn about different topics like college admission requirements, drug and alcohol prevention, healthy relationship skills (Safe Dates Program), Latino culture, and lots of other things. Students work on community projects, visit local colleges, and attend social events together. Each year, Yo Puedo does a spring break project. This year’s spring break project had the theme of dating violence prevention and students used the Photovoice model to visually express their feelings about violence in relationships.  To come up with themes and ideas for the Photovoice project, Yo Puedo students brainstormed a list of words that they would use to describe the good and bad parts of being in a dating relationship. They used this list of words as the themes in many of their photographs.

Negative word associations with relationships:

  • Alone
  • Anger
  • Abandoned
  • Deserted
  • Lonely
  • Temporary
  • Intimidation
  • Shame
  • Regret

The students also came up with a list of positive word associations about relationships.

  • Communication
  • Respect
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Understanding
  • Dating
  • Support
  • Freedom
  • Hope

Entry filed under: Photography Projects.

Freedom Spring Break 2011

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ali  |  April 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Great project!
    I find it interesting that “temporary” made it onto the negative association list, and I love that “learning from mistakes” is a positive association.

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  • 2. Flor Frobel  |  June 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Great project!I find it interesting that “temporary” made it onto the negative association list, and I love that “learning from mistakes” is a positive association.
    +1

    Reply

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