We Care Performing Arts Summer Program present the End-of-year Summer Extravaganza tonight!

It’s free to the public and sponsored by the Willard Homewood group. Food and beverages will be served. This is a family friendly event. The We Care Performing Arts would like to give a special thanks to the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.
By: OurBlackNews.com
WE CARE PREFORMING ARTS Summer Program (photo by D. Allen 2012)
WE CARE PREFORMING ARTS Summer Program (photo by D. Allen 2012)
MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 16, 2013 - PRLog -- Debbie Duncan, Thomasina Petrus and Tom West are just a few of Minnesota top dance, arts, and music celebrities that will headline this event to celebrate the success of at-risk children who have participated in this outdoor summer camp sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program founder and executive director Loraine Smaller has a great idea that she’s turned into a working model - one that’s been keeping north Minneapolis youth off the streets for more than four years. The youth who participate in her program come back every summer and are never the victims of violence in north Minneapolis.

Ms. Smaller is one of the few people in north Minneapolis who is a person of her word and you can see the deliverables by looking at anyone of the children who attend her summer camps and know these boys and girls (Black, Hmong, Hispanic-Latino, and Somali) will learn the fundamentals of respect, working together and understanding education is the best option for success.

On Friday, August 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Farwell Park located at 1201 Sheraton Avenue North in Minneapolis the We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program will hold their end-of-year summer extravaganza. This will be a collection of performances by the youth and including some of Minnesota’s top celebrity vocalist, dancers and musicians to make this event very special. The food menu is off the hook!

Smaller says, “It’s about our youth and culture. We have to teach the young people about history, art, music and dance from a grassroots cultural perspective. Smaller’s We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program invites youth from all across the Twin Cities to attend her summer day camp at Farview Park in north Minneapolis. Smaller and her staff of professionals teach their children the life lessons of success.

The executive director reflects: “After four years, I see this kind of program is very successful. I am currently looking for a space and supporters to do this model year-round. It’s obvious, we can’t have the kids in the park during the winter months.” Join The We Care Performing Arts Summer Program this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. – this event is free and open to the public – with plenty of food and fun.

Donations are always welcomed.

About We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program:
      The WE CARE PREFORMING ARTS Summer Program is an art-culture, music and preforming arts summer camp for youth in the Twin Cities.
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Industry:Event, Food
Location:Minneapolis - Minnesota - United States
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