September 23, 2019

Generation inspiration: Emma Bloom

Milken Community Schools
Going to: Skidmore College

When Emma Bloom sat down to talk with Holocaust survivors at her school as part of the Righteous Conversations Project, an organization that connects teens with survivors, she was inspired to think about what she could do to make a positive impact on the world.

“It was almost indescribable,” she said. “Some of the best memories I have from this program were when I would sit one on one with the survivors. Their stories were so incredible. When you talk about your daily life with them one on one, they have so much wisdom and advice.”

The encounters that began in 2013 at Milken Community Schools represented the first time that Bloom, 18, had met a survivor. They sparked something extraordinary in her.

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