I’d like to call your attention to a small but impressive 4-H program that has been changing lives in Albion, Mich., for more than 10 years. The Michigan State University Extension 4-H Creative and Expressive Arts Summer Day Camp reaches fifth through ninth graders through a summer of training in interpretive dance, singing, acting and visual arts.
Sherry Grice, MSU Extension educator, runs the program that culminates in the participants putting on a play for family and community members. Through the program, kids gain confidence and practice leadership, teamwork and academic, organization and problem-solving skills.
Many of the high school and college students who serve as mentors took part in the program as young children and return to give back. That’s a great reflection on the program’s success.
View the ANR Communications video below about the program.