CLEVELAND YOUTH MADE GEAR

WE DONATED 10% TO FAMILIES IN NEED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

The rest of the proceeds started our fund for this summer's internships to our most committed and hard working students as gardener/music producer/performers. They help pass on the fresh craft and fresh community impact to other students around Cleveland.

This Summer's Interns Speak

2015 Fresh Camp summer interns speak about the Fresh Camp. They helped over 60 students write and record four albums this year. Interviews recorded by Cleveland students from St. Phillip Neri Family Center and St. Clair Superior MyCom under the instruction of Keith Yurgionas.

Clip from RE{FRESH} courtesy of Travis Pollert Film and Video. 
Thanks to all who supported our Kickstarter campaign. You helped us produce four albums this year with over sixty students represented.

Additional thanks to 2015 sponsors:  Chad Lau, Redwood, Travis Pollert Film and Video, Ficus Consulting, Famicos Foundation, Mike Gustafson, Steve Citerin, Fred and Lynda Lott and Richard Crownover.

Appearances

Newest Releases

The Libretto Effect
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a youth leadership institute 

to CULTIVATE YOUTH VOICE and NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH
through community-focused hip-hop-in-action projects.

Our project-based hip-hop-in-action programs motivate, educate, and activate students in personal and community development. The start-to-finish builds creativity, confidence, and character while achieving educational benchmarks and standards.

Students learn skills in digital music composition, lyric writing, recording arts, and public performance. Enriching experiences and critical thinking about our surroundings provide a baseline for youth voice to emerge.

Their music and message develop through collaboration with other students and guidance from professional community change recording artists. Through the creative, song writing process, students express experiences, perspectives, problems and solutions.

We listen carefully to what students are saying and give them opportunities to create fresh action, such as planting new neighborhood gardens, tasting the fresh food, silk screening our own t-shirts, and writing songs that promote our neighborhood farmer's market.

 

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How We Are Made Possible

Special thanks to our 2015 sponsors: Chad Lau, RedwoodTravis Pollert Film and VideoFicus ConsultingFamicos Foundation, Mike Gustafson, Steve Citerin, Fred and Lynda Lott and Richard Crownover.

Year-round mentoring and development is made possible by our sponsors, one-time donorsmonthly partners, and our partnerships with The Music Settlement and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine's Devising Healthy Communities Course.

Summer camps this year were co-funded by a grant from Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture as well as St. Clair Superior.

We appreciate our in-school and after-school residencies with Lake Erie InkMary Bethune Elementary, and MC2 Stem School.

Our Fresh Camp clothing line was started by generous funding from Cleveland Colectivo.

Our sustainable summer music producer internships were started by generous funding from Cleveland Colectivo as well as Fount.

Our sustainable summer gardening internship is made possible by our partnerships with Project Grow,  Mary Bethune ElementaryThe Music Settlement and Bon Appetit.

Freshtoberfest: Youth Garden Battle is hosted at Tri-C's Hospitality Management Center and began through the Slow Money Cleveland network.

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