We celebrate 10 years of Uptown Summer in the midst of the pandemic!

Uptown Summer ’20 participants will split their time into morning sessions of socially distant gardening in Collard City Growers and virtual afternoon sessions learning branding, social media content creation, radio production and technical media skills.

Initiated in 2011, Uptown Summer is a youth employment program combining art, science and community activism through environmentally themed multimedia projects at the Sanctuary for Independent Media and in the Collard City Growers gardens.  Local youth use interdisciplinary media to have a voice in their community, and investigate urban ecosystems as environmental stewards. Students gain the skills and knowledge to create their own narratives through different modes of storytelling.