The Samantha Smith Challenge & engagEd

The Samantha Smith Challenge 2015

The 2017/18 Samantha Smith Challenge Celebration, an intiative of AWTT and MAMLE, convened on June 4, 2018 at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. This year's theme was "Social Justice Through the Arts".   Learn more here.


Introducing a new, in-development project,  engagEd. Lessons plans from the AWTT Truth Tellers that will help teach your students to engage the world and its challenges. 




Emlen Hall, Bay School, Blue Hill, Maine
Bagaduce Music Lending LIbrary, Blue Hill, Maine
Bagaduce Lending Library, 49 South Street, Blue Hill, Maine
Danville, Kentucky
106 High St, Belfast, ME 04915
505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, New York 13203
Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston, MA


Dr. Mona's Memoir: The Story of Flint's Water Crisis
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's compelling story is now in print. What the Eyes Don't See: The Story of Crisis, Resistence and Hope in an American City.
Nicole Maines Cast as First Transgender Superhero On Television
The transgender activist behind a landmark "restroom of choice" case is marking another historic first.
Government Takes Juliana to U. S. Supreme Court
July 31, 2018 Update: The U.S. Supreme Court denied the government's "emergency" motion.
AWTT Newsletter: Fall 2017
It’s been a very exciting fall for Americans Who Tell the Truth and the Samantha Smith Challenge.On September 9th we held our first fundraiser at Sally and Charlie Stone’s beautiful home in Brooksville, Maine. (You can stil
2016 Samantha Smith Challenge Participants and Student Reaction
The 2016 Samantha Smith Challenge offered and exciting demonstration of student activism around the state of Maine with 9 schools and 700 kids working on service projects in their communities.
Call for Entries! The 2016 Shetterly Prize for Socially Engaged Art
Americans Who Tell the Truth and the My Hero Project are putting out the call for entries for the 2nd Annual "Shetterly Prize" for socially engaged art.
Greensboro, NC Students Contribute to and Learn from the AWTT Exhibit
A video made by Amelya Black from the opening of the Americans Who Tell the Truth show in Greensboro, North Carolina. Robert Shetterly narrates.
Announcing the First Winner of "The Shetterly Prize" for Socially Engaged Art
This year, 2015, the MyHero Project and Americans Who Tell the Truth created "The Shetterly Prize". Entries were solicited from people of all ages and from anywhere.
Grants Support AWTT's Samantha Smith Challenge
Americans Who Tell the Truth receives grants from the Maine Community Foundation and the Holt Family Fund to support the Samantha Smith Challenge.
History, Advocacy, Portraiture: A Curriculum Created for North Carolina AWTT Exhibit
Two professors of education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro have created a curriculum for teachers to use in working with AWTT in North Carolina and beyond.