We are very happy to announce that OAAA has partnered with Warehouse 508 to create exciting field trips for our youth. Everything is FREE to our community. We have four dates available at 40 youth per day. The dates are April 15, April 22, May 13, and May 20.
We are offering five workshops: hip hop dance, financial literacy, poetry, t-shirt printing, and social justice art.
In general, goals for the workshops are:
1. Help youth identify their self-worth and skills while learning about themselves and their peers
2. Learn to approach different activities, especially hobbies and passions, with an economic mindset (recognizing the different possibilities and career paths around that activity)
3. Discover that skills normally deemed “worthless” or “just for fun” are not only inherently valuable, but also have many ripple effects because of their transferability (e.g. art being used for therapy, marketing, graphics, interior design, etc., poetry being used to strengthen communication skills in writing, interviewing, public speaking, etc.)
4. HAVE FUN & LEARN
The purpose of the Youth Engagement Field Trips is to engage our youth in an interactive, unique manner so they are more receptive to learning. We’d like to teach about financial literacy and creative entrepreneurship to stimulate a business driven mindset. With issues of low self-esteem and low perceived self-worth, we’d also like to identify different skills our youth possess and highlight the inherent worth of each skill. It’s even more important to help our youth discover that many skills are transferrable. While something may be done “just for fun” or society may label it as a “worthless,” there are many ways to channel our hobbies, passions, and underused skills in an economically tangible manner.
We encourage you to pass along this information to anyone you think might be interested. Please contact Shaina Saint-Lot for reservations, as spaces are filling up quickly. I will be creating a waiting list once dates are filled to ensure full attendance while also accommodating all who are interested.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-383-6215