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    Day 46

    Turning Places Into Creative Spaces

    It’s our third day in Apopa, and we’re continuing our work at the youth innovation lab here, a space that acts as a sanctuary for creativity and innovation, as well as a safe space away from the gang violence that troubles the neighborhood’s residents.

    But to be a truly creative and innovative place, the lab needed some more tools that the youth could use to explore their own interests. Computers would be able to help with some of that but they wouldn’t give the youth the same pleasure as creating something with their own hands.

    To start the process of filling in the space, we bought some art supplies that they’d be able to use—acrylic paints, watercolors, brushes, origami, and scrapbooking paper, colored pencils, glitter, and more. The modeling clay was an instant hit, and both the younger and older children enjoyed stretching and feeling the modeling clay in their fingers.

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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