Norris & Kevin (Cathedral High School) – Dancing As A Form of Communication (2013)

February 6, 2013 in CORE Youth Speak Out

For their project, these two CORE Youth collaborated to teach students in Hamilton schools two different styles of dance. In the beginning of this video you see that these two dancers are in conflict trying to capture the spotlight in their specific dance style: Kevin demonstrating break dance while Norris prefers hip hop with a creative twist. In the following video, we see some of the pair’s moves, as performed in the Atrium of McMaster Innovation Park at our January 16th Launch. Their form of speech is not through voice but through dance. Watch them to see if you get their message… without them saying a single wword!

Hamilton Youth Speak 2011

April 3, 2012 in CORE Youth Speak Out

In this video you will see snapshots of youth involved in many arts activities across Hamilton. You will see some on stage at Hamilton Place when 100 youth, from various diversified backgrounds, came together to show their pride in Hamilton through song, dance and dramatizations. You’ll see some of the children enjoying the Artsaround Camp experience in the summer when body painting became quite a hit at a local Conservation area. These children were supervised by local youth who are employed for summer camp programming. You’ll also hear the voices of youth, already involved in alternate programs, clearly stating what would energize them to want to stay in school and those who express what their integrated arts program called CORE offered them. (Community Organizations Reaching Everyone)

This video was collated by the CORE staff, who are very passionate about helping youth to appreciate and highlight aesthetically pleasing architecture and natural beauty in our surroundings. Instilling respect for their surroundings, and inspiring CORE Youth to give back to their community along with celebrating arts with culture in a positive action based approach to learning are grounding principles of CORE. The narrator you hear is the voice of one of our Brock University Facilitators who gained extra credits by getting placed with CORE. This video was written, directed, organized and edited by CORE Youth supervised by our CORE staff who took to the streets to help decide if a CORE Centre is a needed investment for a city. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Hamilton Youth Have Dreams

March 1, 2012 in CORE Youth Speak Out

Erin Fuller, Student Researcher, under the direction of Dr. Gina Browne from McMaster University Health & Social Service Utilization Research Unit highlights the need for CORE programming, told through signage only. These youth who want to remain unidentified are from the Street Collaborative. They feel they can’t find a place to learn unless it is at a secondary school, where they feel no sense of belonging: powerfully stated through written statements only.