Monday, August 3, 2009

Kid Power Part 2 - Week 1

Urban Arts summer camps have come to a close, which means it's time for the second part of Kid Power to begin! Kid Power participants must be invited into the program to ensure there are are enough mentors for the students - about 2 or 3 kids per mentor is what we strive for. For the next two weeks, we will be taking field trips, going swimming, cooking in the kitchen, and of course, working on our FullCycle bike projects!

Today we will be bussing over to MCTC to participate in the SPEAK Project. The SPEAK Project was developed by the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center to help urban youth support their own neighborhoods through the creation of public metal art pieces. MCTC will be giving our KidPower kids instruction on basic metal fabrication techniques so they can create their own piece of metal art.

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