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Uptown Summer 2016

July 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am 8:00 pm EDT

Now in our 6th year of collaboration with Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment, Uptown Summer begins. Uptown Summer is a 5-week program that gives voice to North Troy’s teens. Our ten students work as Neighborhood Storytellers and Environmental Stewards. Each day, we hold a planning meeting, then spend the morning working greening our block in the Collard City Growers gardens. At lunch we eat healthy meals that feature our urban homegrown harvest, and our afternoons are spent producing original media…

This summer, youth created documentaries on abandoned buildings, which were featured in the public art project Breathing Lights.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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