Miami, Florida, July 18, 2018 - Campers signed their names on the quilt as their parents and other guests shot pictures and videos during the Arsht Center’s AileyCamp Miami 10th anniversary celebration and Quilt reveal.
The Arsht Center’s AileyCamp Miami campers revealed a 4,000 square foot quilt on the Knight Concert Hall stage, showing sketch images of themselves, with personal words they traced on their profile to mark the 10th Anniversary of the program.
AileyCamp Miami is a full scholarship, six-week summer program that has transformed the lives of over 900 underserved students from Miami-Dade County Public Middle schools since its inception in 2008. The program strives to provide a safe and artistic environment for students to take West African, Jazz, Modern, and Ballet dance classes while also learning about nutrition, conflict resolution, drug prevention, critical thinking and other life skills in Personal Development and Creative Communication classes.
José A. Iglesias
For the last 10 years 1,000 low income, inner-city middle school children in Miami have gotten the chance to perform on the same stage as world-class performers like Vanessa Williams, Rita Moreno and Tony Bennett. On Wednesday, July 18 they did it again as part of an emotional reveal of a storytelling and powerful Quilt. The Arsht Center’s AileyCamp Miami campers revealed a 4,000 square foot Quilt on the Knight Concert Hall stage, exposing sketch images of themselves, with personal words they traced on their profile.
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