"It's a great resume piece for youth to be involved in something in their community," says the coordinator of music and digital arts at an organization called BGC Kawarthas in Canada.
That's exactly what's happening in Lindsay, Ontario, where youth between the ages of 12 and 18 are getting a chance to do just that through a new program called Story of Us, the CBC reports.
The 10-week program, which runs from Oct.
4 to Dec.
7, is designed to teach kids how to create soundscapes out of the sounds they find around them, as well as how to use recording software to do so.
"We're trying to teach, yet also engage, creativity in an artistic voice," says the coordinator of BGC Kawarthas, which used to be called Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
"It's a great way for kids to be exposed to music in a positive way," adds the director of the Canadian Music Center, which is co-sponsoring the program with Reid Green Learning.
"It's a great way to raise environmental awareness," adds the coordinator of BGC Kawarthas.
The program is free and open to the public.
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