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perform and attend master classes with the jazz greats who appeared at the Chicken Bone Beach jazz series. In 2003 we were asked by the Camden School District Superintendent to work with kids in an alternative program called CCALP. There had been a riot in the school and these kids were sent to this program. We were told that the youth had behavioral problems, some had learning disabilities, some had truancy issues. But they were all lumped together in this program and most if not all were expected to drop out. Our Stand up for the Arts program and our team of artists, poetry, theatre, dance, visual art, video, sound, spoken word/music, kept quite a few of those youth from dropping out of school , a few of those students went on to college, the attendance went up 20%, grades went up , behavioral problems were dramatically decreased, the security guard commented that he no longer recognized these kids because they had become more respectful, and the school counselors reported that students no longer came to them but instead went to the artist first. They wrote a movie script called Camden Nations, they designed a comic book depicting the story line and characters in the movie, produced the music score for the film; recorded the music and choreographed their dance based on the music, and then documented th ”•ΉΡ₯Ι”()ΑΙ½•Ν́ёɽ՝ Ω₯‘•ΌΈQ‘•δ…±ΝΌΙ•…Ρ•„Α½•ΡΙ䁍‘…Ё‰½½¬‰…Ν•½ΈΡ‘”Ρ‘•΅”½˜Ρ‘”΅½Ω₯”Έ)Υ”ΡΌΡ‘₯́ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°•™™½ΙЁݔέ•Ι”½™™•Ι•™ΥΉ‘₯Ήœ‰δΡ‘”Ν‘½½°‘₯ΝΡΙ₯ΠΡΌ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ”½Υȁݽɬ)₯Έ€Π½Ρ‘•ΘΝ‘½½±Μ₯ΈΡ‘”‘₯ΝΡΙ₯ΠΈΉ₯Έ€Θΐΐԁ%Ι••₯Ω•™ΥΉ‘₯Ήœ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”9(™Ρ•Θ€Μ)ΑΙ½Ι…΄ΡΌΝΡ…ΙЁ…Έ…ΙΡ́…™Ρ•Θ΅Ν‘½½°ΑΙ½Ι…΄…Ё Ι•…΄Ν‘½½°₯Έ …΅‘•ΈΈ δΡ‘”Ρ₯΅”έ”‘…€Μΐ)•΅Α±½ε••ΜΈ)%Έ€Θΐΐ؁ݔΝΡ…ΙΡ• ₯Ρδ-₯‘́AΙ½‘ՍΡ₯½Έ ½΅Α…Ήδ°„ΑΙ½©•ΠΡ‘…Ёѕ…‘•ΜΡ؁ΑΙ½‘ՍΡ₯½ΈΝ­₯±±Μ)…Ή…±±½έ•Ρ‘”Α…ΙΡ₯₯Α…ѕ́„‘…Ή”ΡΌΑΙ½‘Ս”Ρ‘•₯ȁ™₯ΙΝЁ͑½ά…±±•ƒŠq•ΠΡΌ-Ή½ά‰•™½Ι”ε½Τ))Υ‘—Št€°έ‘₯ έ…́ё•₯ȁ݅䁽˜½ΥΉΡ•Ι…Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘”Ή•…Ρ₯Ω₯ΡδΡ‘…Ёё•δ•Ή½ΥΉΡ•Ι•…‰½ΥΠ) …΅‘•ΈΈQ‘”ΑΙ½©•Πέ…́„Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΝ‘₯ΐέ₯Ρ  …΅‘•»Šé ‘…ΉΉ•°€Δ丁Q‘•Ν”ε½ΥΡ έ•Ι”…‰±”ΡΌ)Ω₯Ν₯Ёё”€ΔΐΝ‘½άέ₯Ρ 1½Ι€]₯±Ν½Έ…Ё9 €Δΐ₯ΈA‘₯±…‘•±Α‘₯„°M‘”έ…́ͼ₯΅ΑΙ•ΝΝ•Ρ‘…Ё͑”‘₯)„ΝΡ½Ι䁽ΈΡ‘”­₯‘́ݑ₯ …ΑΑ•…Ι•½ΈΡ‘”€ΔΐΝ‘½άΈ)%Έ€Θΐΐΰ%έ…́½™™•Ι•Ρ‘”‘…Ή”ΡΌ½ΥΑδΡ‘”‰±…¬‰½ΰΡ‘•…ΡΙ”₯ΈΡ‘”ΉΡ•ΙΡ…₯Ή΅•ΉΠ) •ΉΡ•Θ½ΈΡ‘” …΅‘•Έ]…Ρ•Ι™Ι½ΉΠΈ …±±•Ρ‘”%A•Ι™½Ι΅₯ΉœΙΡ́ •ΉΡ•ΘΈ%Ё݅́ё”ΝΡ…ΙЁ½˜)Ρ‘”½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΝ•ΙΩ₯Ήœ…́„AΙ•Ν•ΉΡ₯Ήœ½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½Έέ‘½Ν”Ι½±”έ…́ѼΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ½Ρ‘•Θ)½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΉΜέ₯Ρ‘₯ΈΡ‘”½΅΅ΥΉ₯ΡδΈ)%Έ€ΘΐΔ́ݔΙ••₯Ω•™ΥΉ‘₯Ήœ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”UΙ‰…ΈΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”i½Ή”…Ή……₯Έ₯Έ€ΘΐΔԁ™Ι½΄P™PΡΌ)ΝΡ…ΙЁ½Υȁ%5Υ±Ρ€5•‘₯„Q•‘Ή½±½δQΙ…₯Ή₯ΉœΑΙ½Ι…΄έ‘₯ ΡΙ…₯ΉΜΡ••ΉΜ‰•Ρέ••ΈΡ‘”)…•Μ½˜€Δ؁Ѽ€ΔδΝ­₯±±Μ₯ΈΙ…Α‘₯Œ‘•Ν₯Έ°Ω₯‘•ΌΑΙ½‘ՍΡ₯½Έ°Ν½ΥΉ•Ή₯Ή••Ι₯Ήœ…Ή΅½‰₯±”…Αΐ((0