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The Light is the debut of our youth education program, focused on outstanding youth artists and change-makers of exceptional message, skill and craft who are eager to be immersed in a deep artistic and scholarly mentorship as part of a year-long, paid creation and performance mentorship program. 

Sponsored by

Partially Funded by

Photography by

Toyota Motor North America

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PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Cost: 
FREE

Locations

Thursday, August 19 at 6 pm (CST) | Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. | Chicago, IL 60623

Friday, August 20 at 5 pm (CST) | LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave. | Chicago, IL 60651

Saturday, August 21 at 5 pm (CST) | Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St. | Chicago, IL 60621

The Light Youth Ensemble Class of 2021 - 2022

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Ava Lynn Trpeski

Age 15

Mentored by Carolyn Hoerdemann

Cause: Body Positivity

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Nate Buescher 

Age 13

Mentored by TehRay "HayWire" Hale Jr. 

Cause: Celebrating differences, erasing stererotypes, & supporting Black Lives Matter

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Ella Rae 

Age 18

Mentored by Joy Smith

Cause: Mental Health Awareness

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Marcus Jackson

Age 17

Mentored by Willie Round

Cause: Bringing Christ back to the streets & community empathy

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Kyra Pierce

Age 14

Mentored by Dana N. Anderson

Cause: Representation, equity & justice for all

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Phallon Pierce

Age 14

Mentored by Dana N. Anderson

Cause: Representation, equity & justice for all

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