DeJong Teaches Art,Culture


Students Waylon Whitmire,Kailyn Stevenson, and Alexiyana Gaston Display theie completed rattles.(Courtesy Photo)

The students in the 21st Century Community Learning Center after school at Brevard Elementary program had the unique opportunity to participate in a six-week cultural art experience. Annelise DeJong, a Brevard High School senior, and North Carolina Teaching Fellow finalist, integrated her interests in art, teaching, travel and service into her Senior Project by conducting the six weekly activities with the 21st CCLC students.

"Being able to share my passions with younger students was what I wanted to do; the challenge was, how to accomplish it," DeJong said.

The 21st CCLC program of Communi...

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