California Educator

April 2014

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Know & Tell Yurii Camacho P H O T O S B Y E D S I B B Y Community Outreach Project nurtures creative minds The Feb. 7 "Nurturing a Creative Mind" Workshop in Holtville included more than 100 migrant students in grades 6-8 from 13 school districts, along with their parents. Imperial County Ethnic Minority Aff airs Committee (EMAC) members Yurii Camacho, Jason Freeman and Maryann Vasquez Moreno coordinated this event with the Imperial County Offi ce of Education Migrant Program. We asked Camacho, the event chair, to tell us about it. By Yurii Camacho T H E S T U D E N T A N D parent workshop, "Nurturing a Creative Mind," focused on helping students and parents discover their creativity and how to express that creativity in vari- ous forms under the guidance of Simon Silva. Simon is a world-renowned painter, author and creative problem solver (as he likes to call himself ). He taught our students and parents various techniques and forms to convey ideas, thoughts and emotions through the use of traditional and modern art venues. This is part of a series of events that we plan to offer under our Member and Com- munity Outreach Project. The key word is "outreach." EMAC's ultimate goal is to extend our outreach beyond our members. We want to build stronger relationships with our colleagues, our students and their communities. We want to reach out to other organizations to develop a partnership so we can create a sound foundation from which to garner support for public education. Through the Eighth-grader Benito Gomez is one of 100 students to spend an evening of creativity with renowned painter and author Simon Silva. Community outreach 15 A P R I L 2 0 1 4 Educator 04 Apr 2014 v2.5 int.indd 15 4/15/14 2:21 PM

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