"Once upon a time... an apple seed was dropped on a hill by a farmer..."
Wheaties Academy 2018 kicked off on January 23 with 14 Wheaties, 6 returning Mentors and 1 special guest, all with a shared passion for our community. Over then next 5 months, these Wheaties will be working together to turn inspiration into ideas then turn ideas into action.
The first night, we began by telling stories. Where we were born. How long we've lived in...
Communities are built from stories. At the first Wheaties Academy session, participants were tasked with writing a creation story about our community. In 7 minutes, 16 individuals stories were crafted, each beginning with “Once upon a time…” and ending with “...and that’s how Wheat Ridge was created.” These stories were all deeply rooted in the personal experiences and belief sets we are wedded to and take our community identity from.