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PUBLISHED: 4:58 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
AYEA Art in Action Training accepting applications statewide
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Youth for Environmental Action's (AYEA) Art in Action Training: Telling Our Stories is now accepting applications statewide. Teens interested in music, art, media and environmental issues are encouraged to apply.

AYEA is partnering with Art in Action, a youth leadership program from Oakland, California, to train 20 Alaskan youth in art, media and leadership skills. The AYEA Art in Action Training will focus on music, spoken word, poetry, dance, theater and digital storytelling; as well as environmental issues important to the young people of Alaska. Participants will learn skills that encourage the youth voice through use of socially relevant popular education, community-building and creative expression.

The event will take place September 11 -14 in Anchorage. Ages 13 -18 can apply. Tuition of $50 includes accommodations, training, materials and meals for the entire week. Tuition does not include travel, but scholarships are available.

For more info visit www.ayea.org, email Anna Barnwell at akintern5@nwf.org or call 907-339-3903. Applications are at www.ayea.org. Deadline is August 1.


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