Youth arts ambassadors program
BEHIND THIS FREE OUTDOOR DANCE EVENT, THERE'S AN AMAZING SUMMER YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM! Each summer, 25+ youth aged 12-25 will have a summer of transformation: becoming leaders in the effort to improve their community, building essential 21st century employment skills, studying and performing dance, music and theater (and learning to share their arts with others) while spending numerous hours with healthy, driven and passionate adult role models.
Through Salsa In The Park, MM provides the youth with a tangible project to help hone their skills as they learn to plan, promote and implement successful events. The video displayed above and this youth website are examples of some of those projects. And without the youths' hard work and creativity, Salsa in the Park would never be the amazing event we've all come to love. Youth stipends have been provided by the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program from both Cambridge & Malden, John Hancock's MLK Summer Scholar's program, and State Street's PIC program.
IF YOU ARE A YOUNG PERSON INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US THIS SUMMER, APPLY TODAY BY CLICKING HERE
"In Entrepreneurship we have been learning how to manage businesses and make them successful. We have learned about keeping an overall lookout and motivating employees to be as productive as possible. We have learned how important communication is and how to make the different parts of the event as accessible, and comfortable for the clients." - Grace Churchill
"In Finance I've learned budgeting, and how to keep track of money - spending, earning, etc. Also, I've learned how to document spending and profit in Microsoft Excel." - Leticia Basquez
"I have learned how to sell merchandise and also promote the program/event when handing out flyers. I learned how to figure out what is going wrong, and think about how to fix it." - Lydia Lewis
"I have learned how to break down, organize, and teach a dance class. Furthermore, I have leaned how to break down dances so it is easier for the kids to comprehend and the importance of doing this." -Metea McEnroe
"In this group I've learned how to produce quality videos and pictures, gained experience in editing, and learned how to network with many people in my group as well as people outside my group involved with Salsa in the Park." -Marek Manning