Genesis joined our team in the summer of 2019 as an unofficial – but very integral – participant in the Uptown Summer Youth Program. Even though she was the youngest person in the program, Genni stood out for her self-possession, sense of humour and willingness to learn new skills. During the Spirit of the Suffragettes Concert Series and Resource Fair, she was the leader of the face painting station, where she impressed us all with her patience and creativity. Genni’s artistic skills led to her being commissioned to design a pin design for Justice for Dahmeek. In addition, she has become involved with our radio station, WOOC 105.3FM, through which she has hosted the daily live news segment. We look forward to seeing Genesis continue to grow and we are so proud of all that she has already accomplished!
Check out Genesis being interviewed by Media Sanctuary Intern Mikaela Clark-Gardner on participatory education: