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New Intergenerational Program Launched At Woodlands Middle School

Westchester.com (Westchester County, NY) , March 20, 2005

Summary:

The Greenburgh Central School District No. 7, the Westchester Arts Council and the Westchester County Department of Seniors Programs & Services are launching an exciting new intergenerational program at the Woodlands Middle School.

The program will kick off on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11:00am with an event featuring stories told by senior participants in the Arts Council and the Westchester County Department of Seniors Programs and Services’ S.H.A.R.E. (Seniors Have a Role in Education) program. This S.H.A.R.E. event will take place in the Woodlands High/Middle School auditorium in Hartsdale, New York.

On Tuesday, eight local senior citizens who have been attending regular workshops on the art of storytelling at the Arts Exchange with theater artist Charisse Brown will present their short, personal stories to an audience of 250 7th and 8th graders. Linked by the common theme, “What We Fought For”, the seniors’ stories will serve as both inspiration and a springboard for a ten–week school residency with Arts Council roster artist slam poet Rene Stockton.

Subjects Covered: education


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