Over the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned all our worlds upside down. But what has this upheaval looked like for young people in Cambridge?

This spring, students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School created The Pandemic Post, an online newsletter in which they reflected on their experiences through art, poetry and prose.

On Monday, August 3, we were joined by students and faculty from CRLS students and faculty to discuss their work on the project and reflect on their pandemic experiences and the vision they have for a post-COVID Cambridge. During this program we had a chance to hear from students about their experiences (both positive and not-so-positive) with online learning, the ways in which they navigated the challenges of everyday life during the pandemic, and their engagement with the issues surrounding racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. This was a fantastic chance to hear directly from the youth of Cambridge and their mentors about the unique effects that this precarious time has had on young people – if you missed it in person, click on the link above to view it on our YouTube channel!