PROFILE: Urban Arts

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Focus on Youth employees setting up the activity for the morning

The Urban Arts summer program has been running for over five years, with Focus on Youth leaders working with them for most of those. The mission statement of the program is “Engaging youth through the arts.”

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Artists at work!

The regular schedule consists of improv and comedy workshops on Mondays, dance workshops on Tuesdays, music workshops on Thursdays, and art workshops on Fridays. Every Wednesday, campers go on trips that include swimming and visits to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the zoo, Sunshine Camp (a senior’s camp), and Wild Water Kingdom.

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Campers getting their daily exercise in before they start their art

This year, there are three Focus on Youth leaders working with the camp; they provide leadership and assistance, enthusiasm, creativity, fun, and positive attitudes for the participants of the camp. One of the Focus on Youth leaders from last year has even been hired as a staff member this year.

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The group and their leaders

SUMMARY

Organization:  Urban Arts

Location(s): Chaminade, 490 Queen’s Dr.

Ages:  7-14

Dates / Times:  July 2 – August 9- 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Website: http://www.urbanartstoronto.org/

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