Students in Lake Erie Ink demonstrated that they had honed their writing skills through a series of hip-hop workshops at a performance at the end of February.
"The performance was a culmination of six weekly hip-hop workshops in which the youth learned how to scratch, find a beat, write their own lyrics and create a group piece," said Amy Rosenbluth, who runs the youth program with Cynthia Larsen, by email. "This was an incredible experience for some of our youth, especially the ones who don't always 'speak up.' They found that people really want to listen to what they have to say."
The Hip-Hop CD Release Party & Open Mic event celebrated the work of students. See highlights from the performances above.
Lake Erie Ink offers students in fourth through 12th grade a space to express their thoughts through writing. The , hosts a variety of workshops and tutoring programs.
The next at 5 p.m. April 29 at to support its youth programs. Local and Lake Erie Ink writers will read their work. Admission is $20 and includes appetizers.
For more information, visit Lake Erie Ink’s website.