We just finished Week 2 of the 2016 Braddock Youth Project Summer Program, and the Media team once again has reflections to share with you.
This week, the fashion workshop focused on Changing the Silhouette. That means that we changed the shape of old garments–mostly old t-shirts, and some jeans–and upcycled them into great new pieces. We also plugged away at the mosaic, smashing tiles and arranging ceramic pieces where they’ll go on the actual mosaic. We also spent a day in the library’s print shop, learning to screen print and designing a month for a BYP calendar.
But that’s enough from me. Read about the youths’ experiences!
This is the first of six weekly blog posts, brought to you by the 2016 BYSP Media Team! In each post, we’ll give you a quick recap of what the team has done this week–in both their fashion workshop and the more general media team happenings–and then showcase the youths’ own impressions of the work. Week 2’s post will be up soon after this one, since a googledocs complication slowed posting down.
First off: recap! We spent half of Week 1 in training, making sure that everyone knew what was up with payroll, our community standards, and BYP in general. Then, on Thursday and Friday, we started work in earnest: in the fashion workshop, led by Dana, Tika, and Zora (me!) we decided on team names and did a quick #ScavengerHunt for fashion in the streets of Braddock (and made an Instagram account! Follow BYP_WavyDesigners for our exploits). In the rest of our time (with Brendan and Linda), we started a huge mosaic project that will adorn the walls of A-Boss Opticians on Braddock Ave.
Next, read about the week from the youths’ perspective! I’ve split them up into the groups they spend most of their time with. To read what the youth has to say, just click their name!
BYP staff will be holding two sessions during which people can come to the Nyia Page Community Center (416 Library Street, Braddock 15104) to receive help with applications.
These days will be:
Tuesday, April 26th, and Tuesday, May 3rd, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Please note that we only have four computers available, and there may be long wait times during these sessions depending on turnout. We ask that only those who are unable to complete the online application on their own and are unable to go to an official Application Support Site come these sessions.
Thank you, and we look forward to a wonderful summer as BYP nears its tenth anniversary!