Teens get paid to dance, sing and play video games ... while learning workplace skills

Young Audiences' ArtWorks youth development program trains teens in 21st Century job skills and college readiness through the arts.
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July 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Meet 150 teens representing a diverse group of neighborhoods, schools and communities who are working as paid arts apprentices this summer through Young Audiences’ ArtWorks. While creating high quality art like children’s clothing, mosaics and a documentary on The Halle Building, they are also learning 21st century workplace skills like timeliness, responsibility and collaboration … and they’re getting ready for college and beyond.

Teens give us feedback like, “I used to just watch a movie. Now I know every shot and how they got it,” “I had to step outside my comfort zone,” and “I really appreciate all the quality that goes into all my clothes.” For many, this program has shown them a future and a career in the arts they would never have considered realistic.

These teenagers are passionate, enthusiastic and creative; your audience will be inspired by their stories of working in these co-ops:
Architecture ● Ceramics ● Dance ● Drawing/Painting ● Fashion  
Film ● Installation Art ● Poetry/Literary Arts ● Recording Arts  
Theater ● Video Game Design ● Video Game Production ● Vocal Music

The Culminating Exhibit and Performance is a FREE and family-friendly performance, open to the public.  Some artwork will be for sale.
•   Wed., July 25 at The Halle Building, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
•   Wed., Aug 1 at Tri-C Metro Campus, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

About Young Audiences
Young Audiences enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education.  Organized in 1953, the Northeast Ohio chapter of Young Audiences is the only multi-arts resource for schools in the region  whose primary purpose is to make learning through the arts an essential part of young people’s education.  

About Young Audiences’ Artworks Program
Young Audiences’ ArtWorks is an after school and youth development program for Northeast Ohio high school students. This summer, Young Audiences hired 150 apprentices who work in the arts and  participate in work-force development activities including work place scenarios and resume writing. The 2012 summer co-ops are Architecture, Ceramics, Dance, Drawing/Painting, Fashion Design, Film, Poetry/Literary Arts, Recording Arts, Sculpture, Theater, Video Game Design, Video Game Production and Vocal Music. To learn more visit http://www.yaneo.org/artworks.
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