by Natasha von Kaenel
Our 2018 Fuego Youth Leaders had a great summer, shadowing instructors, working as teaching assistants, visiting CASS Inc., and making final projects in their disciplines! In our Fuego Youth Leadership Program, each Fuego student is paired with an experienced faculty instructor for two summers, with the goal of developing career skills, establishing rewarding relationships with mentors, and becoming leaders. Fuego positions are paid and participants work as summer camp teaching assistants, mentor younger students, and provide industrial arts demonstrations onsite and at Oakland festivals and cultural events.
Our 2018 Fuego Youth Leaders said that mentorship through the Fuego Youth Leadership Program helped them feel more comfortable in new mediums, developed their expertise, and gave them practice sharing their newfound knowledge with their peers. See their final projects below!
In order to participate in the Fuego Youth Leadership Program, students must have completed at least three Crucible classes and be recommended by Crucible faculty or staff. The Fuego Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by CASS, Inc – the official metal recycling partner of The Crucible. We are grateful for their ongoing support.