This spring, I’m going to be a teaching an after school class on graffiti/public art at the Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park. The program is run by Citizen Schools and my first day was today. The program is broken out into a period of homework help and then an “apprenticeship,” where a volunteer (that’s me) comes in and shares expert knowledge of a subject with the kids. The focus is on specific life skills and is meant to be a really hands-on experience. Should be rewarding.
Today I pitched my apprenticeship to the kids. There are several apprenticeships going on simultaneously and there are limited spaces so the kids have to hear the pitch from each Citizen Teacher and then indicate their placement preference. The kids seemed really excited by what I was looking to do, so hopefully I’ll see some eager faces come Tuesday.
I’ll be updating throughout the process.