I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE is screened and discussed with 180 seniors from Regis High School and the Dominican Academy in Manhattan. The kids discuss Mike’s story, and specifically Mike’s return to his life in East Harlem at the age of 19, after having served time on Rikers for two years. “It was really interesting to learn about someone’s story from the neighborhood I grew up in,” shared a student at Dominican Academy. Even when people live among us, we might see them, we might pass them in the hall, we might sit next to them in class. We might not have heard their story. We believe in the power of storytelling. We believe that storytelling creates understanding.