MRI enjoyed its 2nd year partnering with Parks and People for its summer youth enrichment opportunity, Superkids Camp. Camp looked a little different this year, but that was no obstacle since MRI has transitioned to virtual learning. SKC was full of powerful and inspiring moments and achievements conducting camp virtually this summer for little scholars in grades 1-5.
We served 5 cohorts of the Super Kids Camp with scholars ranging from 1st through 5th grade students. Our sessions focused on creating a hip hop song in our music classes and producing photo journal in our media classes. Campers enjoyed virtual lessons, games, and screen time with terrific camp counselors and even their families, who also participated in some lessons. During those times scholars produced 5 songs, 7 beats, and over 30 photos. Culminating in a final project of a CD with 5 finished songs and two photographic music videos. All students received a CD of their songs and a usb drive with the photo videos.
MRI was also joined by 6-8 Youth Workers, from Baltimore City's Youthworks program, spread into both of our Channel Me Media and iRhyme classes over the first 5 weeks of their camp. They were instrumental in encouraging the scholars to use their voices through music and photography. Also they helped the scholars find rhyming words for their verses and meaning behind their photos.
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