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AmeriCorps seeks original high school student art

TAHOE BASIN ” This year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of 14 AmeriCorps volunteers have organized a service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Northstar.

The project will be comprised of local Tahoe area high school students’ art work.

This month, the AmeriCorps members have been going into the schools to encourage students to submit original artwork on the theme of empowerment. The art may be expressed through various forms ” spoken word, visual art, and performance. The purpose of the project is to provide local teenagers with an opportunity to express themselves to the community. This is an extension of Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission as a civil rights leader.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, 2008, many of the businesses in the Village at Northstar will be supporting this event. They have agreed to provide a space to exhibit the students’ work to make it visible and accessible.

All local Tahoe area high school students are encouraged to submit their art work by Jan. 11. For more information, contact Aimee LaFayette at aimeel@parasol.org.