FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Teens Making Change Happen
Pueblo, CO. – Join Impact Youth Initiative and Pueblo County Library District for a FREE virtual 5-week creative program. This is a free program for youth who reside in Pueblo County, 14-18 years old, and will be held virtually over Zoom. In partnership with the Pueblo County Library District, teens who register are able to borrow a Chromebook and internet hot spot for the 5 week period.
This program is a way to engage area youth, particularly those who may not normally have access to this type of programming, in a positive, creative means of self-expression. Each week will feature a different teacher which includes local filmmaker and small-business owner Tyler Shown, Arts Alliance Activator and creative Sandrah Burrier, museum director and independent publisher Spencer Little, IMPACT Youth Initiative Artist Activator and Levee Muralist Cynthia Ramu, as well as Pueblo Permaculture founder and PSAS teacher, Meral Sarper/Doe Renee.
The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm, beginning on July 20th and running through August 19th. Teens wishing to register should go to http://bit.ly/teensmakingchange or email Cynthia Ramu at Cynthia.email@example.com.
Impact Youth Initiative would like to thank the Caring for Colorado Foundation with the Packard Fund for funding this 5-week program.
Making Change One Solution at a Time Schedule
Week 1, July 20 and 22-Cynthia Ramu Intro creative self-expression through journaling
Week 2, July 27 and 29-Spencer Little-Creating your own history through Zines
Week 3, August 3 and 5-Meral Sarper/Doe Renee-Mediation and mindfulness
Week 4, August 10 and 12-Tyler Shown-Discovering your voice on film
Week 5, August 17 and 19-Sandrah Burrier-Exploring
About Impact Youth Initiative:
Impact Youth Initiative is a council of Pueblo High School students that produce monthly art activation projects to engage youth through art using placemaking techniques in the Pueblo Creative Corridor, with the Pueblo Arts Alliance. The goals of the Impact project is to create youth activation through the arts in the Corridor, create a sense of youth “ownership” of the Corridor, and provide youth with practical applications of civic engagement and City government processes. Impact Youth Initiative is also funded by the Colorado Health Foundation and Arts in Society Grants and began in November 2018.
About Pueblo Arts Alliance:
The Pueblo Arts Alliance’s mission is to promote and collaborate in the development of the arts economy in Pueblo. The Arts Alliance provides support to its creative industry membership in the form of 1) collaborating for marketing, performances, and education opportunities, 2) raising awareness in the community as to the availability of local and regional art production and events, and 3) promoting and facilitating economic impact through the arts. The Arts Alliance is the administrator of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District.