For Young People
The City Spotlights Leadership Program empowers youth to become leaders in school, at home, and in their communities using their creative voices. This summer, the City Spotlights Leadership Program features 30 Teen Leaders. Our leaders represent 23 different schools and 7 Boston neighborhoods - most have no formal arts training and little to no arts in their schools. These teens spend 7 weeks developing leadership and job development skills while also getting intensive dance, theatre and music classes and creating original performance pieces in all three performing arts areas. In the 6th week of the program, Teen Leaders take to the streets of Boston with flash mobs and original inspirational songs, performing in parks, on sidewalks, even on the T!
During the summer of 2012, Teen Leaders delivered almost 100 free public performances on non-traditional “stages,” reaching over 15,000 people. In addition, Teen Leaders lead workshops in community centers, libraries and camps with children throughout the city around building confidence, finding one’s voice and bullying. Last summer these workshops reached over 500 kids. City Spotlights culminates in a final performance of their original works in the Grand Lobby of the historic Wang Theatre. The leadership, community, and career development training that the program provides creates a foundation for these Teen Leaders to grow into adults who will champion change, drive innovation, and ensure our community’s long term vitality.
AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: City Spotlights Leadership Program
WHEN: July 8-August 23, 2013, Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston
WHO: Youth ages 15-19
Generously Supported by: