This summer, EC2 introduced a new format to our four week LPEP (Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project) camp. We had 3 pillars of interest from which the kids could choose: Health, Wellness and Expressive Movement, Public Art and EC2 Studios which had two groups: Video and Music. The song and video, Change Your Ways, is original work by the Summer LPEP students. They worked with EC2 facilitators to determine a topic of importance, write lyrics, create props and scout out locations for filming. In addition, they wrote and played the music with their instruments, filmed on location at Centaurus High School and around Lafayette. The kids learned animation and stop motion filming. Finally, the kids recorded the song in a local studio and edited the video. Here is the final product.
We, at EC2, believe that nothing is impossible for our area youth and that exposing kids to a wide variety of opportunities, will set them up for greater success as they navigate the teenage and young adult years. We are dedicated to providing unique, engaging, inspiring and empowering opportunities for Lafayette youth.
Bravo Summer LPEPers, Bravo!