Since I have introduced Connected Messages board at IDAAY about 2 weeks ago we have made some great progress. Most the people that have participated are part of a group of consistent teen I work with of the ages 14-18. One of my goals for this board was to make sure every piece that is hung has a story. I feel that having a statement with each box allows views to get a more immersive experience to this project. Also this project was great to get to know my students better and hear about issues that concern them.