6th Through 9th Graders Reveal Documentary About The Pressures Teens Face

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The documentary, “Our World, Our Teens” will be among the many works of art on display at a graduation of at-risk youth in South Chattanooga.  Over 100 first through eighth graders will showcase art projects illustrating the world through their perspective, and receive awards as they graduate from the “Read to Lead Academy” at the Bethlehem Center on July 23 from 11 a.m. - noon at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St. 

"On July 23, the gym of the Bethlehem Center will be filled with over 100 boys and girls from inner-city South Chattanooga beaming from ear to ear as parents and community members cheer them on.

There will be children and parents riding a giant ladybug, rocket ship, and killer whale art bikes that blow bubbles. Students will reveal their documentary and illustrate poems and short stories. Nervous jitters and whispers will be in the air as elementary students prepare to perform their adaption of Lion King in colorful jungle ensembles and decorated headpieces," officials said.

The children graduating from the 6-week “Read to Lead Academy” are urban youth who spent the summer combating the violence in South Chattanooga through literacy, faith development, character development, arts education, leadership training, economic empowerment, and gang prevention programs.

For information, contact Gloria Dubose at 423-760-0473.


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