Y-Dot in the Bronx // Youth Docents Program
Monday, May 21 2012 - Thursday, May 31 2012
The Y. Dot Program for teens is a positive educational and professional experience with contemporary art. The program fosters professional skills such as decision-making, critical thinking, public speaking, commitment, and responsibility. High school students engage with their first paid work in the arts, design and lead their own tours of No Longer Empty´s exhibition to their families, friends and visitors. During this 7-9 week program, docents work as part of the organization in the exhibition space during open hours and public programs, attend workshops, and visit other exhibitions and artists studios
This Side of Paradise Y-Dot Docents:
Nusrat Bhuiyan, Manhattan Center For Science and Math
Yazmile Frias, A. Philip Randolph Campus, Manhattan
Leon Robinson, Bronx High School for the Visual Arts
Their experience will center around designing and leading their own unique tour of the exhibition. Check out what they have to say on their Blog Y-Dot. This year´s Media Literacy workshops will be hosted by BronxNet, who will also invite them to take part in Open 2.0, a magazine style show produced by, and about young people. Students from participating Bronx high schools write, host and produce the show.
This program is possible by the generous support of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
This Side of Paradise