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Participants of the Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program were given the chance to work with the Baton Rouge Museum of Public Art not only to help create some of the new murals that are redefining the look of Old South Baton Rouge, but also to blend fashion and art by designing their own sneakers and T-shirts. The program, now in its second year and sponsored by the Office of the Mayor-President, is a four-week camp with the goal of instilling a sense of community pride and responsibility in the youth of Baton Rouge.

“It’s a way to get young people between the ages of 14 and 17 directly involved in revitalizing the community,” says Kia Bickham, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office. Full Article

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Photo By: Kevin Harris

An artful pair of kicks created by local students with the help of the Museum of Public Art.

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