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Day one of Tired-A-Lot Spring Break camp 2018 was a productive one. With the goal of using art to tell a story about the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood, high school students attending the Tired-A-Lot Spring Break day camp are workiing with local architects and designers to help develop their problem-solving and design skill-sets as they make a difference in their community!
On Day one, students and staff spent time getting to know one another and exploring the profound ways in which our environment shapes who we are and how we feel about ourselves and those around us. After a few ice-breaking activities and breakfast in the morning, we headed out to our local news station WPTA to find how news outlets choose the news they share, and to see how the way in which we tell our stories in the media can play a part in shaping our community. Then it was back to Bridge of Grace – home camp site - to conduct interviews with community members to determine how they feel about their neighborhood and explore ways to make it the best it can be.
After processing what we learned from our interviews, we completed a site assessment- walking around the neighborhood identifying challenges and assets of the area in preparation for the upcoming activities in the week ahead!