2016

Grant Recipients

African Americans

Flint Odyssey House

Youth Photovoice Project

$25,000 • Flint

The Flint Odyssey House, Freedom School Program, will implement the Youth Photovoice Project (YPP) to create discussion, dialogue, and artistic exhibits to teach and educate the community about the cultural and historical “lived” experiences of elders in the Flint African American community. Using images as points of focus for both teaching and discussion, Photovoice provides a platform for two important transfers of cultural identity and cultural education, 1) oral history transfer and 2) archived image transfer. This preserves critical historical and cultural information needed for generations to come in the African American community as well as the community at-large in Flint. Youth participants will identify and primarily interview African American elders who lived through the Jim Crow/Civil Rights Era.