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Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum – Fantastic Opportunity!

After a successful 2010 Youth Curator Program, NAAM is once again offering this opportunity for 2011. Recruitment is underway for “The Heart of the Matter” youth project.  The project is themed to coincide with “Checking Our Pulse”, a new gallery exhibition that highlights the achievements of NW African American health professionals and their relationship to Swedish Medical Center. The exhibition also presents a call-to-action with respect to five major health issues in the Black community. 

This is a creative media opportunity to film a public service announcement that communicates  a peer-to-peer message the importance for managing good heart health.  Cardiovascular disease largely affects many groups and communities but is the leading cause of death in the African American community.  The participants will experience the museum world, learn video production/editing, earn school service hours and receive a $500 scholarship on completion of the program.

Applicants of all backgrounds and ability are encouraged to apply.  The guidelines for applying are simple:

             *Students age 14-18 years old   *Commit to 2 1/2 hour  once a week sessions January-March 2011 

All details and printable application are available on the NAAM website:  or ask at the Museum Reception Desk.  DEADLINE:   November 28, 2010

Northwest African American Museum  2300 S. Massachusetts St.  Seattle,  WA  98144  (206) 518-6000

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