We can’t wait for our youth summer programming to kick off, and are especially looking forward to the return of our Fuego Youth Leadership Program. For twelve years, high schoolers have participated in this special program, expanding their department-specific industrial art skills under the guidance of a mentor while also supporting Youth Summer Camp instructors in the classroom.
Last summer, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we had to cut back our Fuego Youth Leadership program, only hosting five returning Fuego students for a shortened, two-week program. However, this year, we are thrilled to be re-expanding the program with eleven first-year Fuego Youth Leaders who will join us for four weeks starting Monday, June 28. A number of these students in the 2021 Fuego cohort applied for the program last year, but we were unable to accommodate them due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This year we have leaders participating in eight departments, including Ceramics, Woodworking, Bike Shop, and more. We can’t wait to see what our 2021 Fuego Youth Leaders learn and make, and how they flourish as leaders in our Youth Summer Camp classrooms.
On Saturday, our 2021 Fuegos gathered for orientation to get better acquainted. And now you can meet our 2021 Fuego cohort as well! Stay tuned for updates on their work and creative practice throughout the summer.