As you will soon discover, Project Second Chance learners have wonderful stories. We are grateful that they have chosen to share some of them here. In Our Words is an inspiring collection of thoughts about goals, family, culture, experiences, and beliefs. The stories are as diverse as our learners are. We are proud of the quality of thought and the range of ideas in this book and are pleased to be able to provide an outlet for Project Second Chance learners’ extraordinary voices.
What these authors have in common is the joy of using the written word to share a part of themselves here, sometimes for the first time. Their stories represent hard work and excitement about the writing process. Some of these stories were edited with the help of tutors and some were written independently.