Springfield YEP Hosts Reception for Photovoice Project

YEP students present the photovoice at a recent Springfield City Council meeting.

NOTE: This event was cancelled due to inclement weather. It will not be rescheduled as of this time.

The Springfield chapter of the Youth Empowerment Project will host a reception Thursday for its photovoice project describing what high-school students like and don’t like about their hometown.

The reception will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at The Creamery Arts Center exhibit hall, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.

Photovoice is a process in which people use video and/or photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences and share them with others, such as the public and policy makers.

The exhibit will continue at The Creamery through Feb. 21. The Creamery is open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks asked the Springfield YEP students to document aspects of the community that would encourage them to live in Springfield as adults as well as what discourages them. The students have presented the photovoice to several civic groups including Springfield City Council, the Good Community Committee and the CFO Board of Directors.

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