Posted by: theodorecosmosophia | December 13, 2011

The Chicago Wisdom Project Youthbuild Blog: Building our World through Music, Art, & Poetry

I wanted to pass the mic to my students for this post. At The Chicago Wisdom Project, we recently started a blog for the group of students at the Chicago Southland Youthbuild in Harvey, IL. This is a group of 18-24 year-olds working on getting their GED and learning building skills.

In the classes I teach, our students challenge the narratives of mainstream society about themselves and create new ones through visual art, music, and poetry. Most of our classes are spent in the studio at our Hyde Park location.

Just as they learn how to build something with their hands, these students are building their world through their imagination. Here are some examples:

CWP @ YouthBuild Blog



  1. YouthBuild USA is proud of our innovative, inspiring, and creative students in CWP! Great plug for the their exciting work.

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