ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists support Art-in-Action, a four-week arts education and empowerment summer camp that enables south Miami-Dade youth to build on their potential and become leaders in their community. ASTEP partners with enFAMILIA, a community organization that builds healthy family relationships among the immigrant, migrant, and farm worker communities of south Florida.
Art-in-Action provides dance, storytelling, music, creative writing, and visual art classes that not only engage youth in the joy of creating art, but also enable them to develop critical life skills, including communication and teamwork. The camp takes place at the Everglades Community Association, a housing and community development corporation serving rural poor, migrant, and seasonal farm workers. For many of the youth, Art-in-Action is their first exposure to the arts and an opportunity for them to develop their own creativity.
In addition, Art-in-Action promotes positive social dialogue across boundaries of race, class, gender, and culture and focuses on specific social issues such as gender equality, substance abuse and gang violence prevention, and teen pregnancy awareness.
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