Call out to Youth!

Picture by Francisco-Fernando Granados

sponsored by Immigrant Services Society of BC

Walking Home Yaletown Public Art (WHYPA) is a collaborative community art education project for youth aged 15-25 where you HAVE FUN, LEARN and SHARE with others as we walk through the city interpreting Public Art.

We are looking for committed and motivated young people who like to think outside the box and are interested in walking, art, architecture, broadcasting, mapping, community development, history, urban and social planning.

Meeting times in downtown Vancouver:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm from June 29 to July 29, 2010

In the sessions, participants will have a chance to use storytelling, drawing and sound to share their experiences about walking home in a safe and respectful environment. We will walk around Yaletown and other parts of downtown, rain or shine, looking at public art as interpreted by artists, broadcasters, architects and historians. These professionals will mentor youth participants to create responses to program content via mapping, drawing, writing, blog posts, podcasting and walking tours of the area.

Walking Home will provide snacks for every session, fund transportation, and at the end of the program, provide a $100.00 honorarium and a certificate of completion from Immigrant Services Society.

Participants will volunteer 4 hours of their time during the program to help set up the session and prepare food

For more information contact Laurie or Catherine at and check out