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Press Democrat Features Healdsburg’s “Listening for a Change” Program

Healdsburg’s students are learning a host of valuable life skills through the program “Listening for a Change,” an important component of the Freshman Seminar class at Healdsburg High School and the 8th Grade Avid Program.

The mission of “Listening for a  Change” is:

To promote understanding and acceptance
of human diversity, through education, oral history, and the

Recently the Press Democrat highlighted the program in the article linked below.


Students receive training on interview techniques, take responsibility for selecting interview subjects and conduct the interviews. When subjects come into the classroom they are interviewed by a panel of students, one student acting as facilitator for a panel of questioners. The interviews are filmed and edited by the High School digital media class. Once completed, the interviews are posted online.

“Listening for a Change” at Healdsburg High School is made possible through community donations raised by The Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF). The Freshman Seminar is part of the Healdsburg Unified School District career preparation curriculum, supported by HEF, which also includes the tremendously successful HHS Academic Internship Program for juniors.

These kinds of innovative programs depend on the generosity of our wonderful Healdsburg community.

HEF would love to have your support for the Freshman Seminar class and “Listening for a Change”. If you would like to donate to this program, just click on Donate Now or the red button on the right of this page.

Thank you for all your support!