|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 12:54|
LAYC's summer programming kicked off on June 25 engaging over 200 youth in enriching programs in the arts, college access, and community wellness. LAYC's program sites include:
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Wilson Senior High School
The program began with the each supervisor introducing their tracks, which were the Art Therapy, Fitness and Sports, and Stages of Life (sexual education). The students had a chance to meet the supervisors and interact with other youth in team-building activities such as the "Human Knot" and the "Blanket Name Game." Youth sampled each track before choosing one for the rest of the summer. For example, youth learned tennis skills from the Fitness supervisor, and traced their silouettes for the art class. The first week set the stage for a summer of learning and having fun.
Art + Media House
The youth have enjoyed exploring the four art and media tracks (creative writing, photography, video production, and painting) meeting new friends and learning about the Civil War, the theme for the summer. In this first week, participants received an introduction to the four tracks. For example, in the photography tracks, participants explored the elements of composition and parts of a camera.
In the next weeks, participants will delve into their chosen track, go on a camping trip to Catoctin Mountain Park, make a self portrait and begin planning their final project or presentation piece.
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