Previous workshop were with adults in 2017-2019.
We had a dream that maybe we could extend Me,You & Us to youth. Upon request we extended the program to youth, including participants from Ausable Port Franks community centre, Kettle & Stony Point First Nations and Aajwinaang First Nations. We brought youth together using art. The youth program included wonderful youth leaders The Youth program started with planning meetings in November 2019. The workshops started in December 2019. All leaders were paid for assisting and attending workshops also all participants were provided with art supplies and gift cards. The three months we ran the youth program were very successful.
*The workshop program was reduced by six weeks due to Covid.
The workshop part of program ended a bit earlier than planned. However, we still managed to have art completed in the workshops, which was framed and exhibited in two art shows as we had previously hoped. The first youth art show was at SAI gallery in Mississauga, this was by invitation from Eagle Spirit Of Great Waters and second was at Lambton Heritage Museum as part of "We Are Coming Home" Exhibit, from invitation.
At the end of the Exhibits the framed art was gifted and delivered back to their homes.
Also as a response to Covid 2020, Me,You and Us delivered 67 arts kits door to door to youth homes throughout Lambton Shores: Forest,On, Kettle Point First Nations and Aamjiwnaang First Nations. Me,You & Us purchased art kits from the "Free to Create program" thanks you to Lori Scott and Sonja Collinet of Ausable of Port Franks for perparing them Additional art items and books were added to the kits as needed depending on age and interest.
Overall, We are very proud of the Me, You and Us Youth Leaders and all the participants involved. We all had to change our plans because of Covid but together we tried to make the best of it.
More workshop TBA annouced as requested and when Covid allows.