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Passion Projects

A ‘Passion Project’ is anything that allows for student curiosity, creativity, and collaborative experiences. According to research for the book, Coming of Age in the Other America, Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin found that children living in under-resourced areas of the country are more likely to thrive in high school and college when they find a project suited to their interests and curiosity. The book suggests “more opportunities for ‘Passion Projects’ in schools and after-school by investing more in libraries, clubs, and other institutions, and by expanding funding for the arts.”