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Youth in Action

Last night I had the privilege to speak to the Center’s Youth Advisory Council about what I do to help the Center.

Not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about speaking to a group of teenagers, but that didn’t matter. What mattered was these young adults.

Just a few days after Cave Creek announced that  they could no longer fund their arts programs (among others), this group showed me that people do still care about art, in all of its forms, and they will do what it takes to keep it accessible.

That photo was taken at about 7:30 last night, on a day when some of those kids had been at school since 6:30am.  After a full day of learning, studying, and other practices, they still had the energy to sit down and plan a fundraiser.

They’ll be hosting their fundraiser on March 10 before the Damn Yankees performance. The hope is that they’ll raise enough money for next year’s Youth Advisory Council, and be able to fill the youth arts void left by the schools.

When the schools and their communities can’t help their children, I’m glad to know that a group of teenagers are willing and able to step up to the plate.

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