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Amplifying Youth Through Art

With the rise of social activism, young people are searching for ways to engage community members and policymakers in what they care about. Amplifying Youth Through Art (AYTA) aims to empower youth to use artistic outlets (photography and theatre) to highlight the issues they find most timely and important. Through intentional integrated social-emotional learning activities and a curriculum that promotes aesthetic learning, students strengthen their sense of self and vulnerability while deepening their perception of the issues they choose to explore. The result of this project-based research is a final community sharing determined by the youth. These final sharings are set for May and the implications of the project will be explored after that.