WHAT IS CULTURE CITY YOUTH?
Culture City Youth introduces young hearts and minds to city-building, civic engagement, and citizenship through the frame of arts. The program's five-day, multi-venue experience immerses students and teachers in the best of London’s culture, offering opportunities to learn from professional artists, city and community leaders, and social innovators and to engage in hands-on experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
A typical Culture City Youth itinerary incorporates more than thirty activities at over a dozen organizations and cultural sites in London, including the following:
Experiencing a medicine walk led by a local Indigenous artist.
Interpreting stories from London’s history under the guidance of a theatre professional.
Breakdancing, song-writing, and improv-ing with professional dancers, musicians, and actors.
Learning about the revitalization of Old East Village from community leaders involved in arts and culture, food production and stability, and social services.
Becoming budding photojournalists. At the beginning of every Culture City Youth week, students are given cameras and photography instruction. Motivated by daily photo challenges, they make sense of London through a new lens and capture its vibrant downtown core.
Photos by past Culture City Youth participants
Sidney & Alexus, Glen Cairn PS (2)
Victor P, Holy Cross CS
Mia & Emily, Glen Cairn PS
Sidney & Alexus, Glen Cairn PS (1)
Sammy & Robert, St. Martin CS
Lilian, St. Martin CS
Mav & Logan, Glen Cairn PS
Giovanni, Holy Cross CS
Indica & Blake B, Glen Cairn PS (1)
Indica & Blake B, Glen Cairn PS (2)
Kaylen & Holly, Glen Cairn PS
Jimmy D & Colton T, Prince Charles PS
Marcus P, Holy Cross CS
Matthew & Carlos, Glen Cairn PS
Fernand, Glen Cairn PS
Amour M, Holy Cross CS
Andi L & Maddy C, Prince Charles PS
Ethan B, Holy Cross CS
Anthony D & Winston L, Holy Cross CS
HOW CAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATE?
Culture City Youth is unlike any other educational program in London and is perfect for teachers who want to expose their students to civic engagement through local, experiential learning opportunities.
If you're interested in your class taking part, please contact Jeremy Jeresky (Curator, Public Programs and Learning) at
WHAT IS CULTURE CITY YOUTH'S IMPACT?
For more information about Culture City Youth,
please contact Jeremy Jeresky
(Curator, Public Programs and Learning)