We Amplify Voices presents
Four days a week, our talented facilitators lead a year-long arts-based youth program inside four Columbus city middle schools.
This program first began fall 2021 thanks to Cover My Meds & Columbus Rec & Parks, with a series of immersive workshops in Song Writing, Visual Art, & Creative Writing with groups of students at Wedgewood, Starling, Hilltonia and Westmoor.
Thanks to The Ohio Department of Education, we're adding after school programs this year at Westmoor, Starling, Buckeye & Yorktown from September 2022 through May 2023.
"Mr. Joe told me to believe in myself, so I put it on my painting" - Ethan, Wedgewood MS
"We can light up the darkness around us" - Tyriq, Westmoor MS
Our four facilitators Eric, Jessi, Chase & Kaleb lead their groups daily in our after school creative centered programming
This year the groups have been working on an array of creative projects, from visual artworks, songwriting, making music videos, learning about and then planning an expressive performance.
We also inspire and nurture the groups creativity by bringing in local guest artists throughout the program to teach the students more in depth techniques.
Thanks to Franklinton Arts District's amazing visual artists, CATCO's talented art educators, our guest musicians and in house videographer for sharing their craft and knowledge with our groups. Giving them chances to express themselves creatively across different mediums.
Stay tuned for more information on our final celebration and showcase of the artworks crafted by the students throughout this program.