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By Dr. Jerry A. Smith
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About this project

Sleighton Farm School was an amazing place, reforming hundreds of young boys and girls into joyful productive people. Her 120 acres of land did more than just transform dirt and fertilizer into fruits and vegetable, they turn some of the least loved amongst us to the best from us. If only we could now do the same for her.

In our initial book, Sleighton Farm School: She Helped So Many, Now Defiled By A Few , we started with twenty-seven photographs, covered one hundred and twenty acres of interior, exterior, and aerial subjects, that span over hundred and ninety years of history in the making, only start to cover her downward story of moral decay.

 Now, with your support, you will help fund a second book edition that will include in-depth interviews with Sleighton Farm School teachers, staff, students, graffiti painters, historical photos, and addition school images. It is important to capture these transformational stories before they are gone forever.

 Here is a link to the first edition:

Sleighton Farm School: She Helped So Many, Now Defiled By A Few at AmazonBlurb, and iBooks.

Risks and challenges

In the first edition of the book Sleighton Farm Schools: She Helped So Many, Now Defiled By A Few, we focused on capturing a few of the more iconic campus images. But those twenty-seven images do not really tell the story in through the voices of those that served, attended, and even defiled the school. Every year that passes makes it harder to find and document their stories; most transition to other communities and others pass away. Time is not a friend of this project.

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    We truly appreciate your support this in-depth photo essay. As a 2nd Edition Supporter, you will receive:

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    This generous gift will go a long way to helping our team document her stories. As a 2nd Edition Sponsor, you will receive:

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    As a Founder, no spoke words can truly express our graditude. So as a Founder, you name will be inscribed in the pages of the 2nd Edition. In addition, you will receive:

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