Come share your talents and check out our featured artist for September:
Matt Carlyon (Car-lion)
is a spoken word artist and musician in the Twin Cities. Matt currently works as a GRIP Specialist at the Neighborhood House with youth on Probation. He has worked professionally with such artists as Khary "6 is 9" Jackson, Brian "Omni" Dilan, Sierra DeMulder, Michael Lee, Niel Hilborn, Guante, Hieu Nguyen, and St.Paul Slim. Matt has been on several different national stages for poetry, inc...luding representing Minnesota's youth poetry scene at Brave New Voices as well as competing at the CUPSI in 2011 with the University of Minnesota, which placed 4th in the nation. In 2013 Matt helped found MCTC’s first Slam Poetry Team, which was the highest scoring Minnesota college team in the competiton. Matt has a chapbook "Out of Context" and is working on 2 more: one about Spongebob and one about his work with youth. Currently he is working on his first EP with Airrion Williams under the name ">" (Greater Than). You can find some of his solo music at soundcloud.com/Carlionbeats.
The East Side Review Newspaper wrote an article about the East Side Pride Open Mic.
Read about the story here:
East Side youth host first local open mic
There was an article of the District 1 Youth Council in the East Side Review newspaper. Read about it here:
New 'Youth Council" gives teens a voice and a purpose
The East Side Freedom Library has agreed to provide their space for the ongoing East Side Pride Open Mic! The mission of the East Side Pride Open Mic is to: "create a safe space for cultivating artistic talents, supporting youth expression and development as they celebrate their community."
The D1 Youth Council will help organize and host it. It is our hope that east side youths will come to know their district councils and their opportunities in this place.
The open mic is projected to happen every 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm starting on August, 16th, 2016.
The first Youth Council meeting will be on:
Friday, April 15th
5 pm - 7 pm
Location: District 1 Community Council office
Sunray Shopping Center
2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road
Saint Paul, MN 55119
This will be a great opportunity for Youth Council members to meet each other and get information on what their important role is in District 1. Food will be provided!
If you have not applied and would like to be part of the Youth Council, there are still spaces left! Apply today!
This year, there will be a District 1 Youth Council made up of 8-10 youth (aged 14 - 20) to identify and organize activities and solutions to local issues. We are now accepting applications! (Due by Thurs, March 31, 2016). Click the link below to learn more and to see (and download) the application.
Youth Council Info and Application
There will also be a Youth Task Force, a committee of adults that will mentor the Youth Council. For more information click the link below.
Youth Task Force Committee
If you are interested in being part of the Youth Council or Youth Task Force, check out our Youth Council page and Youth Task Force page. You can also contact me (Chia Lor, the Youth Organizer) by email or phone (651-578-7400) for more information.