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This summer, Creative Alliance welcomes nine local youth to the 2018 Teen Council! The Teen Council serves as a youth advisory board for Creative Alliance. The team learns to develop positive work habits and attitudes by participating in an array of projects. This year, the Teen Council is tasked with 4 different projects:
Teen Inclusion Plan: Develop a year-long plan for Creative Alliance to be a friendlier and more inclusive community arts center for teens to express their talents. Proposals may include employment, new arts programs, and suggestions to the overall culture of the organization.
Teen Art Exhibition: Organize and curate an exhibition of teen artwork and talent from across the City! The reception is on Saturday, July 28th from 1-4pm and the exhibition is on view from July 27th thru August 18th.
Lantern Making: Under the guidance of a Baltimore artist, create 500 lantern-bases to be decorated by children and their families in free art workshops in the month of October, as part of the 19th Great Halloween Parade & Festival in Patterson Park.
Open Minds: Assist lead instructors with visual and performing arts in conjunction with literacy for children in grades k-2nd at the Patterson Park Library. Assist lead instructors with ceramics and literacy projects to children in grades 3-5 at the Southeast Anchor Library.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE TEEN COUNCIL:
CREATIVE ALLIANCE TEEN COUNCIL MEMBER BIOS
My name is Alijah. I would like to learn how to do animation and drawing. I also like to play basketball. I am working my way to college. I would like to attend either Harford or Towson.
My name is Asahel. I am a rising senior at Poly. I like to know how stuff works, especially the human mind, so I’m aspiring to be a psychologist. I’m looking forward to working at Creative Alliance to gain work experience.
My name is Carmen. I am a senior at City and I love art! I enjoy working to better my community through education and community service. I’m excited to work with Creative Alliance because I hope to apply what I learn here to my work with communities.
My name is Daniela. I love to dance and create art! I decided to be part of the Teen Council at Creative Alliance because it offers great opportunities for people interested in the arts and we as teens, can help better our community.
My name is Jacquelyn. I would love to go to college to learn more about health professions. Some of my hobbies include playing guitar and soccer and drawing. Being at the Creative Alliance will allow me to experience new things out of school and in a work environment.
My name is Jasmine. I’m 15 years old and I love to draw cartoon characters. Also, I love hanging out with family and friends.
My name is Jermail. I am excited to work at Creative Alliance because it gives me a great chance to have adult experience. I am a sophomore at Cristo Rey Jesuit High and I am a shooting guard on the CRJ Hornets Basketball team.
My name is Lily. I’m a rising senior at Digital Harbor High School. I’m happy to be part of the Creative Alliance team! I’m excited to learn from the members of the Teen Council and artists from the Creative Alliance.
My name is Samantha. I love performing arts, especially dance! I am very excited to be part of this year’s Teen Council because I have many hopes about reaching out to teens in the area about this amazing place.
Ms. Jessica Lopez is passionate about creating positive learning environments for youth and helping young people be successful. She is a volunteer for Creative Alliance’s Jóvenes en Acción and the children’s department at the Southeast Anchor Library.