The EPPC (EastPoint Promise Prevention Coalition, San Antonio Fighting Back, INC.) and George Gervin ProjectAlert came together with other partners and volunteers to host a fine arts program for the youth this summer. This is something that should happen and be supported all year round, and during this summer season EastPoint and ProjectAlert were the first-time multiple drug-free coalitions to join forces and make a difference.
Participating youth wrote and acted in their own plays. The final performance, held July 22nd, took place at the University of the Incarnate Word Library where a packed room of family, friends, and community attended to support our youth. Participants in the youth programs received $50 gift cards and certificates of completion for the workshops they attended during this 6-week program where everyone was welcome.
After researching and finding the most interactive and influential activities, Fine Arts was decided on as it is shown to help with decision making skills. The play targeted teen pregnancy, drugs and bullying. Sadly, these are the everyday issues facing our youth and last weekend they faced the issues head on with their performance.
Workshops in this summer program included arts and crafts, bullying and social media, photography and videography, etiquette, dealing with anger and emotions and much more. The youth attended this summer program Monday through Thursdays from 10-2 each day also traveling to Austin and Houston visiting various Universities.
The San Antonio Community filled the UIW Library to support the play put on by our Youth