The Legacy Project is a task that puts youth and seniors in the same room to talk about their similarities, differences, and perspectives and tell stories about their lives. It is a way to save all the best parts of a lifetime and make their memories accessible to those in future generations.

A team of youth from DOC NC (Dedicated to Our Community of North Carolina) will sit down with a senior with background information about the interviewee. The team will be recording a lightly-scripted conversation. Lightly scripted, meaning coming up with questions in advance but letting the conversation flow naturally. The results will be uploaded to this website for everyone to listen to and share.

The end goal of this project is to have a gorgeous collection of interviews and stories to share with the next generation and beyond. We need to keep the fantastic stories alive, so they don’t disappear into the void of untold stories. The DOC NC team wants to ensure that people’s legacies live on.

This program was created by Sonia Birla in 2019 and is currently led jointly by Arsh Jha and Shaurya Sharma. 

If interested in participating in the program, contact arshjha@docnc.org or shaurya@docnc.org.

To stay updated on interview publications, check out our YouTube channel @DOCNCLegacyProject

DOC NC Legacy Project Trailer