The San Luis Youth Memory Project is a collaboration between History Colorado’s Fort Garland Museum and youth from San Luis, in the San Luis Valley (Southern Colorado). As part of this project, members of Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council gathered the collective memory of the San Luis community through memory workshops and collecting oral histories.
This project is a youth-centered, community-based public history and storytelling program intended for youth from the San Luis area to actively engage in local history and culture as a pathway for youth leadership, civic engagement, and community cohesion.
Header Image: Members of the Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council in an oral history training workshop, San Luis, Colorado.
The oral histories and stories collected by these youth were ultimately compiled with images of the neighborhood as well as important community dates in order to produce a calendar that captures the essence of the community.