Youth Ambassadors

 Summer Creative

 
Below is a glimpse of all the activities our Youth Ambassadors were involved in this summer. Aside from the digital story project, the YA's partnered up with several community organizations to create an overall creative summer experience. 
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Youth Human Rights Summit 

   

This summer the Youth Ambassadors partnered with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)  to participate in the DC Human Rights Learning, Youth Human Rights Summit. The Summit brought together DC youth activists for an intensive four-day study of human rights, which culminated with the young leaders applying their newfound skills to an actual meeting with policymakers in Washington, DC. 

 

As part of the program, our Youth Ambassadors were introduced to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the work of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, specifically the Universal Periodic Review.

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Art Studio- M.O.M.I.E's TLC Mural 


This summer the Youth Ambassadors were charged with the task of creating something visual that repesented them. With the help of Tendani Mpulubusi El, visual artist and instructor of the Ward 8 Arts and Culture painting class, the YAs created a beautiful mural that pays homage to M.O.M.I.E's humble beginnings.

Photos taken by Lauren Kendrick - Teaching Artist at M.O.M.I.E

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Canoeing on the Anacostia


 

This summer the Youth Ambassador's participated in the Paddle Nights on the Anacostia River, hosted by the Anacostia Watershed Society. Open to the public, the youth learned about the history behind the Anacostia River and participated in efforts to clean the river. 

Multimedia: A Night with A. Peter Bailey


This summer the YAs also teamed up with Multi-Media Training Institute, directed by Lyn Dyson, to produce a live conversation with A. Peter Bailey. Bailey is an acclaimed Journalist, Author, and Lecturer and the founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity, organized in 1964 by Brother Malcolm X.

 

 

Photos taken by Lauren Kendrick - Teaching Artist at M.O.M.I.E