In My Words 2017

Free Spring Break Arts Intensive for Young Women in the Bronx (April 10-15th)

IMW 2017 APPLY Outreach flier
In My Words Participant application 2017

Dear Colleagues, Educators and Parents,

Please share the following FREE arts opportunity with your students, colleagues, clients and any interested young women. The Program for Girls & Young Women at New Settlement is now accepting applications for In My Words 2017, an incredible experience offering during NYC Public School’s Spring Break (April 10-15th), providing  training in singing, poetry in performance, collaborative script writing and filmmaking, under the guidance of highly experienced women artists. Over six days, including a two-night artist retreat, participants develop their own short films, scenes and music with a focus on social justice, and they share these with the community in a culminating performance (April 15th, 6pm). Applications (attached) are due March 17th. Visit for more information on the project, the 2017 Teaching Artists, and New Settlement. In My Words convenes at 1525 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452.

Applications and enrollment packets accepted via email, fax or drop off to New Settlement main office, 1512 Townsend Ave., Mon-Fri 9-5. Once accepted, a $25 deposit is required to hold a spot in the program; deposits are returned in full to all participants who complete the project. Please feel free to contact me, or put applicants in touch, with any questions. Enrollment is limited to 25 young women, and spaces are filling already!

Thank you in advance for helping us amplify the voices of more young women in the Bronx.


Best regards,

Joy Leonard
Director, Program for Girls & Young Women
New Settlement Apartments
1512 Townsend Ave.
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 716-8000 x119
fx: (718) 294-4085

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